San Diego, CA

CEO San Diego
Robert Smith, San Diego County Director 

CEO San Diego opened in November, 2011. Our employment reentry intervention has been proven, through a three-year random assignment evaluation conducted by MDRC, to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and yield the public up to $3.30 savings for every taxpayer dollar of program cost.

CEO’s experience has yielded significant accomplishments since 2011 we have;

  • Provided paid transitional work experience for 791 formerly incarcerated San Diegan’s earning $1,001,874.00 contributing over $220,412.00 in taxed income
  • Expanded capacity to employ up to 400 participants annually across five work crews through environmental cleanup projects
  • Secured 386 unsubsidized jobs as of Q4 2014 post-transitional work we had accomplished a 59% Employment Retention rate with an average starting wage of $11.00 per hr
  • Partnered with the San Diego County Probation, Caltrans and City of Chula Vista, perform a variety of public works tasks, such as landscaping and maintenance of the County’s Highways and City’s numerous parks and open spaces.
  • Piloted a hard skills training program to offer participants the training needed to to advance in their career

CEO San Diego Retrospective Outcomes Analysis

CEO San Diego Report Brief for Social Finance

Our supporters;

  • San Diego County Probation
  • Caltrans
  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of San Diego Economic Development Department (CDBG)
  • San Diego Bar Foundation
  • REDF
  • Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • Federal Social Innovation Fund Awards
  • Jewish Community Foundation
  • City of Escondido

Contact Number
Tel: (619) 684-4810
Fax: (619) 696-1442

Mailing Address
450 A Street, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92101

Office Hours
Our office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Blue and Orange line – Get off on 5th Ave Station, walk up (North) on 5th Ave. towards A St.  Office is between 4’th Ave and 5’thAve. on A St

Routes: 2, 5, 7, 15, 20, 210, 810, 820, 850, 860, 929, and 992: Exit at the City College Transit Station (on 12th Ave. and C St.). Office is on A’St, between 4’th. and 5’th Ave.

From South – Take I-5 North, exit 6th Ave. towards Downtown, turn left on 4’th Ave, Turn left again on A St. the office is between 4’th and 5’th Ave. on the left.

From North – Take I-5 South, exit 16/ 10th Ave, turn right onto Ash St., turn Left on 4th Ave., Turn Left on A St.  The office is between 4’th and 5’th Ave. on the left – OR – take 163 South, Exit Ash St., slight right onto Ash St., turn left onto 4th Ave. Turn left again at A St. The office is between 4’th and 5’th Ave. on the Left.

View Larger Map