The Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership

Housed within the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, the Diamond Educational Excellence Partnership (DEEP) is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that mobilizes partner organizations and community leaders around a coherent, research-based theory of action to improve learning outcomes for students attending public schools in the Diamond Community, a cluster of neighborhoods in southeastern San Diego. 

From Cradle to College and Career

Supported by a network of partner organizations, children attending public schools in the Diamond Community enter kindergarten prepared for success and read proficiently by the end of third grade.  Southeast San Diego schools are also places where the best principals and teachers want to work because they are powerfully supported by community and places where parents want to send their children because families are deeply connected to schools and see their children achieve at high levels.

Theory of Action

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Building the capacity of caregivers of young children to ensure children are ready for kinder.

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Supporting principals, teachers &  parents in ensuring high-quality     in-school literacy instruction

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Offering students extended learning opportunities that expand upon in-school learning