Venue Phone: (619) 527-6161
Venue Website: https://www.jacobscenter.org/
The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation was founded in 1995 by Dr. Joe and Vi Jacobs, founders of Jacobs Engineering Group in Pasadena, California. As creative catalyst and incubator, we work to revitalize 60 acres in Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods and focus on developing the community into a vibrant and economically sustainable destination. Our work is deeply rooted in community engagement and creative placemaking. The vision for the community was created in partnership with residents and local community organizations.
WHAT WE DO
The Jacobs Center partners with residents, local leaders and organizations, and regional and national investors to revitalize Southeastern San Diego, a culturally-diverse yet underserved area that is prime for investment and transformation. Our commitment is to the residents, to create a vibrant Diamond District through three areas of focus:
- Physical Redevelopment: through investments in infrastructure, housing, commercial/retail, public art and recreational/green space that convey that the Diamond is a rising and connected place for future investment.
- Education to Careers: Creating local and systems-level partnerships that offer accessible pathways for individuals seeking education and employment.
- Local Economy: Networks that support early-stage entrepreneurs and accelerate existing neighborhood businesses.