2022-2023 Academic Year
During our second year of operation, PILT experienced tremendous growth in terms of members as well in impact. After becoming our own 501c3 unincorporated nonprofit association in February 2023, we expanded our support to include unhoused and foster teens and youth. Our member schools increased their participation while five more schools joined, bringing the total to 12 partner schools in 5 San Diego County school districts. In response, we added Minori, Lilia, Lana, Josephine, Nicolo, and Gloria to the team, and launched two new projects specifically designed to meet the needs of those whom we serve. The growth across schools also meant that we no longer needed to engage community partners as much, and we increased advocacy and enjoyed greater financial success in 2022-2023.
Brayden's presentation, "Our Community" to Albert Einstein Charter Elementary 1st Graders who are learning how "where we live influences how we live" as part of their IB (International Baccalaureate) unit for the month.
AEA Elementary becomes the 8th school and the 1st elementary school to partner with PILT.
Mission Bay High School Outreach Club tours PATH "Connections" downtown (Camila)
Helix Charter High School's schoolwide Fall Drive to support all 8 PILT projects for PATH San Diego's clients (Brayden, Kelly)
St. Therese Academy becomes the 9th school to partner with PILT.
Brayden's Op-Ed published in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Blanket boxes painted by Scripps Ranch High School's Art Club dropped off at PATH "Connections" (Kiara)
Pet food & supplies, umbrellas, canned food & snacks donated by Helix Charter High School dropped off at the Homelessness Response Center (HRC) (Brayden)