Job Readiness

Catholic Charities

The Tomorrow Project
1777 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
  Job readiness training for homeless and very low income women. Program produces a variety of soups and other products.

City Heights Community Development Corporation

4001 El Cajon Blvd, #205
San Diego, CA 92105
Maly Ek-Sharon
English and Spanish


This program assists low income residents of City Heights to secure living wage jobs through intensive employment preparation and direct job placement. We assist residents in assessing their work skills and provide work readiness and job preparation training.

  • Increase job opportunities and placement for residents by providing job search assistance, direct job placement, on-the job training and employment preparation skills to increase long-term job retention of program participants
  • Cultivate and retain sustainable small businesses by providing technical assistance to increase their ability to create and maintain jobs for residents

Home Start

4305 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
  • Family self-sufficiency employment resources
  • Job readiness and preparation
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search strategies
  • Job leads
  • Financial literacy education
  • Basic budgeting, checking, and savings accounts
  • FICO score education

Juma Ventures

4305 University Avenue, Suite 555
San Diego, CA 92105

  • Provide 10th-12th graders at Hoover, Crawford, King Chavez and Lincoln with comprehensive services to develop their capacity for success in school, employment, community, and adulthood.
  • Tutoring, college preparation, financial aid, and case management.
  • Provides employment opportunities and matching college savings accounts
  • Case manager follows youth through college graduation.

San Diego Rescue Mission

Emergency Shelter:
120 Elm Street
San Diego, CA 92101
No language support
  • Offers emergency shelter for women and women with children
  • Offers yearlong rehabilitation program for men and women, includes long- term housing, drug counseling, life skills, transitional assistance, work therapy
  • Recuperative care for homeless individuals who require medical attention after being released from the hospital.
  • Free counseling services

St. Vincent de Paul Village

1501 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
619-233-8500 (Press "0" for assistance)
Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Homeless Prevention Services
  • Interim residential housing
  • Food/Meals
  • Family Health Center/Mobile Health clinic
  • Residential social services
  • Employment support

La Maestra WORKS

Microenterprise, job development and placement center
4060 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105


English, Spanish, Vietnamese

  • Work readiness services
  • Job placement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Microenterprise Assistance
  • Vocational Skills Classes
  • Hours Vary