Volunteers are high school students interested in gaining real-world experience in design-thinking and project management.
Internships are available to undergraduate and graduate level students interested in developing professional skills for the competitive market that lies beyond graduation.
We are always looking for professionals who are interested in working with youth to develop impactful and meaningful change projects.
Local organizations play a vital role in the success of our Threads and their change projects by offering support, partnership, and opportunities to learn what is possible in our community.
of the Social Fabric Initiative is to prepare youth for success while contributing to a more connected and peaceful San Diego. We believe that if youth are given the opportunity to work collaboratively in diverse teams and to make positive contributions to their community, then they will gain the skills and relationships necessary for success. And, the strong social networks created by the youth will strengthen the social fabric throughout San Diego as a whole.Learn more
"We wanted to create a community building tool for younger kids during lunchtime that prevents isolation and fosters positive emotional health" to prevent further gun violence in schools.Read More
“I believe these types of opportunities inspire the young border community and play an essential role in the formation of all young teenagers and changemakers. I am grateful to have the opportunity to participate, for it broadens my vision of the world that surrounds me, the world I live in, and inspires me and others to make a positive impact as the future leaders of our planet.”
“You and your team did an amazing job and put together a program that left us all frustrated because we wanted more! Bravo, what an astounding success!”
“Thank you for taking into consideration the power of youth. You bring us all a hope in life to continue being leaders, making history happen. Without the representatives and directors of this opportunity, the voice of our youth would continue being silent. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
“Thank you for inviting me to be a speaker. I was struck by how thoughtful, driven, and eloquent the participants were; I am happy to say that I will carry what I have learned from them with me. The experience made me want to reconsider my engagement with youth in conversations around gender equality; they are not typically the primary demographic I work with, and I had so much fun and learned so much that I would like to reconsider that!”