40% of San Diego children under the age of 12 are experiencing poverty.
We all want our children
to feel safe, healthy, and happy,
to make friends and do well in school,
to get started on a positive path.
Yet nearly 200,000 of San Diego County’s
youngest children are growing up with
unequal access to critical building blocks.
In a county as wealthy as San Diego,
no child’s basic needs should go unmet.
Child poverty in San Diego
might surprise you.
It impacts families in nearly every neighborhood.
It transcends finances, affecting families’ access to community resources and ability to get ahead.
It changes how children can live, learn, and play, and creates barriers to achieving their dreams.
Discover what child poverty looks like where you live,
so we can improve this map together.
How We’ll Get There
We’re powered by community.
We’re bringing together an unprecedented coalition of newcomers, seasoned champions, and organizations with a long history of fighting poverty in San Diego.
We’re saving a place for you.
Cutting child poverty
is our true north.
In pursuit of that vision, we’ll create an action plan, coordinate work happening across the county, measure and report our progress, and keep our coalition informed.
What motivates you?
We’ll back big ideas
guided by families.
We’ll build partnerships across San Diego County to brainstorm, design, and pilot new projects using a process that puts San Diego families at the center.
Make your voice heard.
Become a Community Champion
Join us in our mission to change the way San Diego addresses child poverty.
You’ll receive progress reports as our coalition grows and invitations to share your talents and ideas.
Our Dedicated Partners
We are grateful to the growing list of partners who have committed to working
across sectors and focus areas to cut the experience of child poverty in half by 2030.