Learning Communities

San Diego Gateway to College and Career

41,000* Opportunity Youth in San Diego need help. They are disenfranchised, often homeless and disheartened from being left behind. Many are eager to further education, gain work experience, and actively contribute to the community. You can help them achieve their dreams with a $7,500 donation that sponsors a student in the San Diego Gateway to College and Career Program.

San Diego Gateway to College and Career Participants enroll in a student-determined course of study that lasts between 6 months and 3 years. Case management continues for 6-12 months after students complete their program.

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Sponsor a Student from Street to Self Sufficiency

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, San Diego County had the fourth-most homeless residents in the United States this year. Though disenfranchised, many homeless residents are eager to further education, gain work experience and actively contribute to the community. You can support an adult student trying to change their life with a $7,500 donation the SDCE Foundation San Diego Rising2Success Pathways (SDR2SP).

Rising2Success Pathways

The SDCE Foundation Rising2Success Pathways participants enroll in a student-determined course of study that lasts between 6 months and 3 years. Case management continues for 6-12 months after students complete the program.

SDR2SP Program Support

  • Academic counseling and placement in educational programs (e.g. high school diploma/equivalency; ESL; free career training)
  • Paid internships and experiential learning opportunities
  • Dedicated career services
  • Guaranteed acceptance to the San Diego Promise (link)
  • Individualized case management
  • Access to barrier supports that cover materials, textbooks and transportation






San Diego Continuing Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization EIN Number 26-3305140. Contributions are tax deductible.