E3 Cluster Partners
Although each E3 Cluster partner organization has its unique focus, the one common theme among all of these organizations is enriching the neighborhood and improving daily life for the community. E3 was formed with the belief that each partner organization’s individual benefit to the neighborhood could be amplified through community collaboration with a cohesive focus.
Together and in cooperation with residents, businesses and the City of Encinitas, we are cooperatively preserving the traditions of our special neighborhood and providing environmental education opportunities for people of all ages.
Encinitas Union School District– Escondido Union (Elementary) School District (EUSD), in partnership with its community, is committed to providing quality learning experiences for all students in a supportive environment, enabling them to be lifelong learners, productive members of the community, and positive contributors. Its goal is to ensure accountability for continuous student academic achievement at a high level for more than 18,000 students in grades kindergarten through 8.
EUSD recently launched the Farm Lab, a 10 acre farm and interactive learning center that provides educational retreats for students. Taking place on a fully functioning organic farm, educational activities at the Farm Lab focus on learning about nutrition, ecology, art, earth science and history. For more, visit www.eusd.net.
Leichtag Foundation – The Leichtag Foundation honors the legacy of Lee and Toni Leichtag through igniting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life, advancing self-sufficiency and stimulating social entrepreneurship in coastal North San Diego County and Jerusalem. Caring about and for people in need and improving the community were closely-held values of the Leichtag family. These values are consistently expressed in the Foundation’s philanthropic endeavors.
The Ranch in Encinitas, purchased by the Foundation in December 2012, is the Foundation’s most prominent tool. The Ranch is a physical platform that amplifies the strategic focus areas of the Foundation and is a nexus to bring them all together. Currently, the Foundation is supporting programs and educational activities at the Ranch inspired by ancient Jewish traditions that connect people to community, food, the land, and social justice. For more, visit www.leichtag.org.
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA – The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through development of the spirit, mind and body. It has been working to strengthen and unite our community for more than 45 years. Sitting on a beautiful 20-acre ocean view, this YMCA is rated one of the most active and progressive YMCA’s in the nation. For more, visit www.ecke.ymca.org.
Seacrest Village – Seacrest Village is a vibrant not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization with communities in both Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo. Known for its caring and nurturing environment, Seacrest Village has been serving the ever-growing San Diego community in the Jewish tradition since 1944. Seacrest Village works with over 400 clients daily through an array of programs and services as well as a continuing commitment to the highest standards in independent, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. For more, visit www.seacrestvillage.org.
San Dieguito Heritage Museum – The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to preserve artifacts, records and stories pertaining to the history of the communities of the San Dieguito River area. The founders had deep roots in the local communities and cherished the uniqueness of the history in the area. They sought to preserve and share this history through a combination of hands-on history experiences as well as traditional exhibits. For more, visit www.sdheritage.org.
San Diego Botanic Garden – The San Diego Botanic Garden is an oasis where visitors enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. The garden is on 37 acres and consists of four miles of garden trails throughout 29 uniquely themed gardens including: Hamilton Children’s Garden, Mexican Garden, Tropical Rain Forest, and Mediterranean Garden. For more, visit www.sdbgarden.org.