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1. Volunteer

If you have some special skill and some free time, we would love your help! We welcome volunteers with backgrounds in the coffee industry, marketing, graphic design, community activism, fundraising, or whatever your special skill is. Use the contact form to the right!

2. Donate Equipment/Services

Are you a manufacturer of coffee equipment, or provide services that might be useful to San Diego Coffee Training Institute? Fill out the contact form above and let us know how you can help! 

3. Sponsor a Student

It costs about $1,000 for an individual to complete the SCA Barista Level I certification program through SDCTI. Your donation of any amount will go toward providing sustainable life change for someone. 

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If you are interested in supporting SDCTI in any of these ways, or if you would like to offer another kind of support not mentioned above, please fill out and submit the contact form.​

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Did you know?

- Only 58 percent of foster youth graduate from high school and only 3 percent graduate from college.

- 70 percent of California state prison inmates are former foster youth.

-67 percent of California inmates released from prison return in 1-3 years. 

-Parolees in San Diego County face extremely high unemployment rates reaching 70-80 percent.

-There are more than 8,700 people in San Diego County that are considered homeless.

-The current poverty rate in San Diego County is at 13.9 percent.

-There are approximately 23,000 students who are homeless or at-risk in San Diego County.

-It is estimated that 75 percent of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma.

Our specialized non-profit training program aims to benefit the community by changing the trajectory and improving outcomes of at-risk populations.

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