From the Streets to the Classroom
Allura Garis, Community College Daily
After tirelessly going back and forth between jail and treatment, Erwin Trejo arrived at the San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM). The charity in downtown San Diego provides emergency shelter, hot meals, transitional housing, recovery counseling, and adult education.
San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE)—which is part of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD)—and SDRM launched a partnership last year to provide SDRM clients with free basic skills courses and career training. For Trejo, these offerings became the support system he needed to ultimately change his path.