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Jared Quient profiled in U-T Column

Quient Jared-resizeNeil Senturia and Barbara Bry profiled Jared Quient (2010) in their weekly column about entrepreneurship in San Diego. Barbara has also served as a mentor to past Fellows.

S.D. needs to do better at drawing young adults

Jamie Duitz, 27, and Jared Quient, 31, are not Hollywood stars in a soap opera. They are the archetypes of what the new San Diego is going to look like — if we can retain them.

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And Were Off!!!

It has been an exciting 3 months since the start of our fourth annual NLC Institute, the flagship program of the San Diego Leadership Alliance. This year’s Fellows come from a variety of backgrounds and careers including non-profit, business and government. Click the link below to read more about our 18 talented Fellows.

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Co-Director Johanna Schiavoni Speaks on Gender Pay Gap

Our Co-Director and 2010 alumnus Johanna Schiavoni spoke to KPBS about Equal Pay Day and the wage gap for women in the work place. Johanna is also the president elect of the , an organization dedicated to advancing the status of women in the law.

Equal Pay For Women - The Gender Gap

Peggy Pico, KPBS, April 8, 2013

Equal pay for an equal job still appears to be out of reach for many women in this country. The federal Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963 when women made 59 cents to every dollar a man made. It was set up to prevent wage discrimination between men and women who are equally skilled and doing the same job. Today, some 50 years later, a woman makes 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

You can see Johanna on KPBS television here, and you can listen to her on KPBS radio here.

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Co-Director Colin Parent profiled in U-T San Diego:

Our Co-Director and founder Colin Parent was profiled recently by the U-T San Diego. The profile comes as Parent returned to San Diego as the Director of Policy for the San Diego Housing Commission, after two years working in the Jerry Brown administration.

Parent - UT ProfileColin Parent: Housing policy wonk
Roger Showley, March 18, 2013

Appointed policy director last month, Parent, 32, left a potentially lucrative law practice and the political rat race in Sacramento to return to his hometown to dig in the weeds of affordable housing. He isn't giving up political ambitions entirely, but for now he's happy to operate in the background.

"I've found in the last couple of years in working in the public sector, you can have an enormous, positive impact in the world around you from the back benches," Parent said in his offices at the Smart Corner, a mixed-use project at Broadway and Park Boulevard.

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U-T San Diego Profiles San Diego Leadership Alliance:

On February 17, 2013, the U-T San Diego profiled the San Diego Leadership Alliance in a featured story.

Mark Walker, U-T San Diego, February 17, 2013

A group of 20 civic-minded young San Diegans don’t know if they’re going to change the world, but they want to give it their best shot.

They’ve been gathering together every other Saturday to hone their civic engagement skills through a series of lectures, discussions and exercises that organizers say prepares them to become community leaders.

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