San Diego Neighborhood Coalition Hosts Monthly Events in 2024

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Camille Appling
March 22, 2024

Photo: Kevin Arnold, San Diego Neighborhood Coalition


Knoxville, Tennessee native Kevin G. Arnold has prepared a superb program for the San Diego Neighborhood Coalition. His humble beginnings include attending Clark Atlanta University, where he served as the Black Student Union President and Student Body President. His sociocultural and educational training prepared him to serve under the late great Congressman John Lewis. He oversaw community relations and business.

His experience includes coordination for Congressman John Lewis’ actual campaign, held in DC. He is also the president of Clark Atlanta University’s Alumni Association. As founder and facilitator of the San Diego Neighborhood Coalition, he promotes community safety and crime prevention.

He has prepared multiple programs for community improvement in Little Italy, Downtown, East Village, North Park, Point Loma and other communities. The programs include open forums for law enforcement, including Sheriff Kelly Martinez and politicians like Stephen Whitburn, where the community can ask real questions with real resolve. We are also planning a community day for San Diego families and homebuyer seminars.

Kevin Arnold is joined by a stellar staff, including Ana Firicano who stated, “I joined the San Diego Neighborhood Coalition because I really believe in the mission! There is no more noble work than that of care-taking for your community. We cannot stand by as our beautiful city is overrun by crime and alack of safety. I feel very passionate about helping San Diego neighborhoods become more vibrant, resilient and more welcoming, like we used to be. I want to be part of something bigger than me.” Ana is a vibrant member of the organization who is diligent in service.

We also have help from Patty Doyle who valiantly stated, “The purpose of forming the San Diego Neighborhood Coalition was a meeting of the minds between community residents and business owners concerned about the rise in crime in our fine city. Under the leadership of Kevin Arnold, we stepped up to say something, and do something to advocate for cleaner safer neighborhoods for all.” The organization is filled with vibrancy and a pure desire for safety in our communities.

The San Diego Neighborhood Coalition would like to invite you to some of next meetings listed below.

San Diego Neighborhood Coalition

MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to create a safe, clean and educated community where businesses prosper and residents thrive. We focus on environmental stewardship, educational growth, and vibrant commerce to ensure a better future for San Diego.

Monthly meetings

•Thursday, March 21, 2024

Location: The Helm, 191 West Beech Street

San Diego, CA. 92101

Time: 6:00PM

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Monthly Speaker: Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez of San Diego County

Location to be announced

Free to the Public

RSVP required

•Monday, May 6, 2024

Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

Meet and Greet

Guest: City Council Member Stephen Whitburn - District 3

Location To be announced

Free to the public

RSVP required

•Thursday, May 16, 2024 monthly meeting

Time: 6:00PM

Location: The Helm, 191 W. Beech St., San Diego, CA. 92101

•Thursday, June 20, 2024 monthly meeting

Speaker: Barbara Bry, former city council member and mayor candidate


Location to be announced

•Thursday, July 18, 2024

Speaker: Clayton Fowler, Downtown Partnership


Location: The Helm, 191 W Beech Street

San Diego, CA. 92101

Upcoming Events 2024

Home Buyers Seminar

•August 24, 2024

Time: 10:00am -3:00pm

Location to be announced

Free to the the Public

RSVP required

•September 21, 2024

Candidates Forum


Location to announced

Open and free to the public

•October 19, 2024

Community Day

Water Front Park

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Free and open to the public

Vendors Needed.

Artist events, exhibits, food vendors, exhibits, not for profits, music, excitement.

This is a non-alcoholic and non-smoking event.

For information email us at