Community Collaborations

Our Partners for Collaborative Impact

What makes Just in Time unique is that it welcomes former foster youth into a broad Community of peers and adults who truly care about their well-being and success. In addition to our 750+ volunteers, Just in Time has formed collaborative relationships throughout San Diego County. We believe Collaboration is the key to substantive, transformative change, both in the lives of the youth we serve and in the welfare of our community.


Foster Youth Transitions Collaborative (FYTC)
San Diego Center for Children, Voices for Children, Just in Time for Foster Youth, and the San Diego Foundation
FYTC is designed to bridge the gap between youth in care and youth in transition with a portable and evolving plan that is tied to resources and relationships after emancipation.

Junior Achievement of San Diego County & Just in Time for Foster Youth
Our powerful and growing partnership is designed to enhance positive outcomes in financial education and employment readiness for those we serve and attract joint funding opportunities that support our combined efforts

North County Lifeline & Just in Time for Foster Youth
This partnership was formed to create greater access to services for North County San Diego youth with a welcoming drop-in center located in Vista known as “The House.” By combining resources, JIT and LifeSpring at North County Lifeline utilize the space for current participants/clients as well as homeless and other at-risk transition-age youth.

Stepping Stones Life Transition Support & Just in Time for Foster Youth
Our trauma-informed partnership has been instrumental in making Rise to Resilience, an innovative approach to empower JIT participants by mitigating the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), now and for the future.

JIT staff has also taken additional leadership roles in the following initiatives to create systemic change and a better future for all young people in San Diego County:

Fostering Futures Initiative (founded by Leslye Lyons)

Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board (formed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors)

Foster Alumni & Youth Community Empowerment Subcommittee (formed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors)

Jim Casey Financial Capabilities and Equity Arc Learning Group

San Diego Social Venture Partners

Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego

Strong Families, Thriving Communities Initiative (facilitated by Clinton Health Matters Initiative, San Diego Foundation, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency)
Established San Diego Mentorship Network

  • Individualized Support
  • Safe and Open-Minded Places
  • Supportive and Genuine Staff
  • Effective and Clear Communication


   Workforce Development & Internships:

ABC: Associated Builders & Contractors

Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

Alaska Airlines

Alpha Project

AMN Healthcare


Anderson Career Builder Institute

Annie E. Casey Foundation/Jim Casey Opportunities Initiative

Applied Data Finance

AppleOne Employment Services

Bank of America

Bank of Southern California

Barona Resort & Casino

Bartell Hotels

BD Medical


Brooks Brothers

Callaway Golf

California Conservation Corps

California Youth Connection

Center for Employment Training

Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.

CIT Bank

City National Bank

Civilian Agency

Cool Options, LLC

Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Doing Good Works


Evolution Hospitality

Family Health Centers of San Diego

Gaylord Hansen Mortgage Team

Goodwill Industries of San Diego County


Hawthorne CAT

HP, Inc.

Homestreet Bank

IHG School of Nursing




Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Kitchens for Good

Latham & Watkins


Managed Solution

Manpower San Diego

Maya’s Cookies

Microsoft Corporation

Mission Federal Credit Union

MG Properties Group

Momentum Tutoring


Outside the Lens


RoVino The Foodery

Rowan Electric

RWM Home Loans

San Diego City Council

San Diego College of Continuing Education

San Diego Job Corps

San Diego Police Department

San Diego Workforce Partnership

SAY San Diego

San Diego Tech Hub

San Diego Venture Group


Second Chance


Smart Drive Systems 

State Farm

Subaru of America

Sycuan Casino Resort

Symbio Financial Partners

Synergy One Lending

Team KIA of El Cajon & Chris George

Telehealth Sherpa, LLC

TERI, Inc.

Ultimate Staffing Services

Union Bank

United Assoc. of Plumbers. Steamfitters & HVAC/R Local 230


Urban Collaborative Project

Urban Corps of San Diego County

US Army

US Bank

US Navy

Valley View Casino & Hotel


Wawanesa Insurance, Inc.

Wells Fargo

Woodshop Wizards

YMCA of San Diego County


Assistance League

Carlsbad-Laguna-Temecula Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Center Church San Diego

Century Club of San Diego

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Children’s Advocacy Institute

Child Welfare Services Advisory Group

Children’s Legal Services

Coastal Community Foundation

Creative Yarn Group

Day for Change

Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary Club

Eagles Organization

Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club

Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club

Girlfriends Care

Gumpert Foundation

Hand to Hand

Impact Giving

Jewish Community Foundation

Junior League of San Diego

Knights of Columbus Council #12749

La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club

La Jolla Kiwanis Club

Leichtag Foundation

Luminous City Church

Mission Beach Women’s Club

Mission Church of the Nazarene

Mission Hills United Church of Christ

My Girlfriend’s Closet

Poway Quilters

Public Defender Outreach Committee

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach

Rotary Club of La Jolla

Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

San Diego Foundation

San Diego Grantmakers

San Diego Nice Guys

San Diego Social Venture Partners

San Diego Women’s Foundation

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Soroptimist International of Coronado

Soroptimist International of La Jolla

Soroptimist International of La Mesa

Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad

The Charter 100

The Church at Rancho Bernardo

The Grove Church

Tifereth Israel Sisterhood

Women Give San Diego


Allstate Driving School

Cantors Driving School

The DenHerder Family

La Mesa Auto and Tire Center

Mission Hills Automotive

Self Help Federal Credit Union

Legal Services:

Batta Fulkerson Law Group

Moore, Schulman, & Moore Family Law

San Diego Public Defender Office

Valencia Moreno Law Group


Accelerant Coaching & Arthur Schwartz

ACN Coaching

Ami Curtis, Leadership Coach

Center for Creative Leadership

Fieldstone Leadership Network

HR Results & Claudia Schwartz

ICF Foundation Ignite Initiative

JaRae Birkeland, Organizational Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach

Marci Morgan, Life Coach

Play Big Corporate Coaching

Sharon Wax, Professional Coach

Strategy Meets Performance & Sherry Nooravi

Wide Lens Leadership, LLC

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