We believe that all children, young adults, and families deserve the chance to succeed, regardless of zip code or income.

With partners countywide— school districts and businesses, the public sector and nonprofits, philanthropy and social service—UWSD collaborates on the best ways to support early childhood success, youth success, and family stability by identifying what’s working and building on proven practices supported by solid data and our partners’ expertise.

Aligning partners. Leveraging resources. Transforming lives.

Our Work


We support students and their families in ensuring academic achievement and social adjustment.

Family Stability

We leverage resources that can help build stronger children and families.

Get Involved

Together, we can make San Diego better for everyone. Take a stand with us: bring your talent, your passion, and your resources.


Use your time to make an impact in our community.


Use your finances to impact those in need.

For Companies

Work with colleagues to see large-scale impact.

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