It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

Cassie Kaawaloa

Equity in arts and culture is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In fact, the Commission for Arts & Culture requested equity statements (along with evidence of practice) from OSP funded organizations in end of year reporting. With many funders prioritizing equity and diversity, it’s important for nonprofits to not only have policies in place but to create a culture …

Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week 2019

Cassie Kaawaloa

In celebration of Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week, employees and volunteers can enjoy generous discounts from many of the organizations from December 9 through December 15. This is the perfect opportunity for last minute holiday shopping or to treat yourself! To qualify for these discounts, Park and San Diego Zoo employees must show their photo ID badge or business card/pay …

Meet Elsa Sevilla

Cassie Kaawaloa One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Elsa Sevilla is the San Diego History Center Ambassador and Director of External Affairs. In her role, Elsa promotes the History Center’s exhibitions, educational programming, research archives and the Serra Museum to reach all communities across San Diego County.  How did you become the San Diego History Center Ambassador? I love history so starting the Historic Places docu-series on KPBS …

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How Balboa Park Organizations Are Saving Energy with SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

For non-profits, finding ways to reduce energy costs can be difficult. There are many barriers they face, including sizable costs for energy-saving equipment and the steep learning curve of energy management. To overcome these obstacles and identify impactful strategies to reduce energy usage, several organizations in Balboa Park participated in San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Business Energy Solutions Program. …

CAUGHT GREEN-HANDED: SUSTAINABLE ART WITH BONNIE CHANCE

Kathryn Salazar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Caught Green-Handed, Sustainability Program

We are introducing Caught Green-Handed, a blog series meant to shine the spotlight on eco-champions throughout Balboa Park. We made it our mission to seek out individuals who practice sustainability in their own lives. These eco-friendly people inspire us and they will inspire you, too! This month, Bonnie Chance was Caught Green-Handed creating sustainable art! Bonnie Chance, also known as …

November OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Park staff and volunteers enjoyed a visit from the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (P-AT) program for a chance to “de-stress” with pets for the November 2019 OPOT Get-Together. The P-AT program provides people of all ages in care facilities the chance to experience the joys of pet ownership and corporate groups a relaxing break with visits from socialized …

November OPOT Get-Together: De-Stress with Pets

Cassie Kaawaloa

De-stress with One Park – One Team before the busy holidays! Special animals from San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy Program, “P-AT De-Stress,” will be visiting the Park for the November OPOT Get-Together. Join us at the San Diego Museum of Man’s administration building on Thursday, November 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Not interested in pets? No problem! We will also have …

October OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Thanks to the friendly and experienced docents at The Old Globe, Park staff and volunteers got an inside look at the magic backstage of the Old Globe theatres at the October OPOT Get-Together. More than 60 Park team members enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe’s three stages in Balboa Park including the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 580-seat …

Balboa Park Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day 2019!

Kathryn Salazar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 2nd, several Cultural Partnership members along with the collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the nation joined together to spread awareness on energy usage for Energy Efficiency Day. Energy Efficiency Day’s message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” It is a reminder of our wasted energy on daily activities. This annual awareness event …