2024 Impact Report

Report Highlights

Advocacy & Civic Engagement

SDec started San Diego’s first ‘Action Center’ tackling child poverty, making local, state, and federal advocacy accessible to busy San Diegans.

Co-leading the Equitable Learning Taskforce

Together, we produced the Beyond the Hotspot Report which helped inform funders both in and post-COVID on students’ and families’ needs.

Co-leading the Children First Collective San Diego

As co-lead of the Children First Collective San Diego, helped lead the successful advocacy for an infusion of over $52M dollars into the local child care economy.

After two decades of advocacy, and alongside over two dozen other child and youth-focused organizations, SDec helped lead the call for the creation of the City of San Diego’s first Office of Child and Youth Success.

SDec helped lead in the creation of San Diego County’s first Child Care Blueprint. The Blueprint is part of San Diego’s new strategy to reimagine how to serve families and support providers.

San Diego For Every Child Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Launched San Diego first-ever Guaranteed Income Pilot. Demonstrated the true efficiency and effectiveness of trusting families.

What's to Come

Continued focus on economic mobility and opportunity through the amplification of cash-aid programs and policies like expanded, monthly payments to families with children.

The use of collective community art and photography to elevate the conversation around economic justice, particularly with and on behalf of San Diego’s caregivers.

Increased authentic connection to community voice and power, shifting operations to confirm those insights and perspectives as our guiding light.

Pursuit of a 2026 ballot measure that focuses on children and youth to ensure a truly thriving future for San Diego.