Hostelling International USA San Diego

San Diego, CA   |  www.sandiegohostels.org
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Mission

To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.

Ruling year info

1974

Principal Officer

Ms. Sue Schaffner

Main address

739 4th Avenue 203

San Diego, CA 92101 USA

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Formerly known as

American Youth Hostels, Inc. San Diego Council

EIN

95-2900594

NTEE code info

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Cultural Kitchen

The Cultural Kitchen program teaches cultural understanding and exposes participants (ages 11-17) to a world beyond their communities. Through hands-on activities and a visit to a Hostelling International San Diego hostel, participants:
Learn about cultural understanding
Explore a country of their choice
Work together to cook an international meal in the hostel
Share a meal with travelers from around the world
Creatively present what they learned
Experience San Diego from a traveler's point of view

Population(s) Served

Community Walls is a fun and educational program that connects youth to community through art. Groups of youth in grades 2-12 work collaboratively to explore, discover, and artistically express life within their community, in order to gain:
Cultural understanding
A working concept of community
A personal vision of their own community
A meaningful sense of self
A powerful voice for self-expression within the community

Population(s) Served

HI-San Diego's volunteer Speakers Bureau delivers free travel workshops to the public at travel stores, Girl Scout Centers, high schools, colleges, and other community locations.  Workshops include World Travel 101, Women Traveling Solo, Sustainable Travel, and destination-specific workshops.

Population(s) Served

Young leaders (ages 18 to 30) gather for an annual conference to discuss ways to expand peace building efforts locally and globally. Throughout the event, they discover how to build a more peaceful world through travel, gain skills in cross-cultural communication, mediation and conflict resolution, work collaboratively with other non-profits, learn how to take action in their community and meet like-minded young adults from around the country.

Population(s) Served

Our primary program, hostels provide an in-depth cultural experience for travelers, by offering low-cost, safe and comfortable overnight accommodations.The hostel experience is unique because of the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. Common areas and activities, such as community dinners and tours, are designed to foster interaction among travelers. The San Diego Council operates two hostels; HI-San Diego, Downtown, a 153-bed hostel in the Gaslamp Quarter and HI-San Diego, Point Loma, a 55-bed hostel.In FY10, the two hostels hosted 17,000 guests from 80 different countries.

Population(s) Served

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Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1972

Financials

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Hostelling International USA San Diego

Board of directors
as of 1/5/2015
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Board chair

Kevin Kennedy

County of San Diego

Term: Aug 2011 - Oct 2012

Nandita Murthy

No Affiliation

Lou Pechi

No Affiliation

Kevin Kennedy

County of San Diego

Rebecca Reid

Reid Planning

Roy DeVries

No Affiliation

Barbara Ness

CCDC

Francis Pickford

Planned Parenthood

Christie Ritter

No Affiliation

Juan Carlos Moreno

Bank of America

Greg Agius

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