Blog - San Diego

Remembering Cathy Hill As Told By Her Twin Sister Elizabeth Hill

September 24 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego On October 23rd, 2002 my identical twin sister Catherine came to my house to pick up a large bag of clothing that she was going to be donating to a cause that had become very close to her heart, StandUp For KIds, an organization that assists homeless children across the United States. There was something different about her that evening. She seemed peaceful and yet effervescent and ebuillant. We didn’t engage in our usual sister bickering. Our dog Ernie noticed something about her too and would not stop licking her. A few days later it became clear just what the change in her was about.  That night she was chattering away excitedly about a Halloween ...

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See you in San Antonio

September 22 2019

Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...

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Reaching Your Goals When Times Are Tough

September 4 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego My name is Sean Pour and I’m the co-founder of SellMax, a company that started out in San Diego and buys cars from customers all across the country. You may be wondering why you should read my story, or what I could possibly share with you that could be useful in your own life. Well, I was 14 years old when I started worrying about money. I was growing up in San Diego and my father owned a used car dealership. Times were tough, and my parents were struggling to pay the bills. At the time, I was in school just like any other kid. I couldn’t wait for class to end so I could shoot some hoops with my friends, but I realized that I had to make some ...

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Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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CBS8: Thousands of San Diego teens have nowhere to call home

May 10 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego "Sadly, the number of homeless teens who are under 18 is also on the rise.  Teri Burg, executive director of StandUp For Kids here in San Diego, knows this all too well. She has dedicated her life to helping homeless youth for nearly three decades now. Several times a week, she hits the streets of East Village with other volunteers, providing direct outreach to teens who have no roof over their heads. Along with the food, drinks and hygiene products they delivers, they are also providing a sense of hope."For the full story at, please click here.

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