Our History

  • 2010
– Oaks & Acorns secures new volunteer Executive Director, and Director of Educational Programs
– Celebrates 17-year anniversary as a Non-profit in San Diego
  • 2009
– Entitled Relationships Taking Root In Education with facilitators from the San Diego Process Arts Network (SDPAN)
  • 2008
– Created an intergenerational component at Innovations Academy
-The Outrageous Sages and other elders helping plant a garden at Joan Kroc Center
  • 2007
– World Café on “What’s Possible Through Volunteering”; Salvation Army Kroc Center
-A second “Connections Café” with SDSU interns – topic: Community Volunteering
  • 2006
– Dreyer’s Ice Cream and Oaks & Acorns participate in tree planting events at the Kearny Mesa     Convalescent Center and the DeAnza Child Development Center
– Sponsored 20 Child Development and Family Relationship student-interns from SDSU
– Partnership with De Anza Child Development Center & Kearny Mesa Convalescent planting trees     together and Dryers Ice Cream as our Sponsors
  • 2005
– Munchies & Manners – our etiquette and social skills program began
– Intergenerational High Tea at Lemon Grove Library
  • 2004
– Moved into new offices in Lemon Grove
– Collaborations with Lemon Grove Kiwanis club, Legacy Corps senior citizens
– Partnership with iMiRoR. – Social Venture Partnership
  • 2001
– The Great Oak Dialogues (now Coaches & Careers) program is created as a way for seniors to     enrich children’s lives by sharing their life experiences

  • 2000
– April 10, 2000 is announced as Oaks & Acorns day by the city council
– Oaks & Acorns take part in The Gold Diggers (Gifts of Loving Donors) annual “Hats Off to San Diego” luncheon and wins the Forty-niner award
– Alannah Sinclaire participated in the Aging Summit and helped develop guidelines for intergenerational programming in the county.