Good Neighbor Project actively disseminates information on community resources, provides referrals for education and employment and facilitates participation in several community events throughout the year including:
- Workforce of the Future This annual event is held at Sweetwater Union High School and is designed to support employment opportunities for Barrio Logan youth age 16-24. The event kicks off with registration and meet and greet. Directly afterwards visitors will have an opportunity to hear industry partners share employment trends and projections. Student speakers will follow with some of their experiences in the adult education arena. The day continues with a trip to the exhibitors’ tables and ends with your choice of several free workshops. The event hosts approximately 1,000 people each year.
- Health Fairs Good Neighbor Project also participates in local health fairs, including the annual health fair held at Chicano Park. Activities are designed to educate families about childhood diabetes and proper nutrition and the importance in participating in enrichment activities.
- Annual Perkins Christmas Party The Good Neighbor Project holds an annual Christmas party at Perkins Elementary School. The event is put together each year by collaborating with the principals at eight elementary schools and GNP volunteers and community leaders.
Low income children selected from all eight schools and their families are invited to attend. This past year we were able to give out over 300 gifts and gift cards and feed everyone in attendance. Every year our goal is to increase our outreach and to help more children have a memorable Christmas.
- San Diego Bay Parade of Lights The Good Neighbor Project participates in the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. The parade is held on two Sunday evenings in December. GNP invites local at-risk youth and their families as well as Good Neighbor Project volunteers to attend. The children and families are given costumes so that they can participate in the parade and not just be spectators. Refreshments are also provided. Approximately 80,000 people come out to see this parade and line the bay from San Diego to Coronado.