E2E Incubator


The E2E Incubator (Education to Employment) is a space where every student can discover their place in the world. Open to K-12 schools throughout San Diego, the incubator prioritizes access to elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers in Linda Vista and the Kearny Cluster. 

As a part of USD's Envision 2024 Strategic Investment Fund, the Jacobs Institute will be funding two rounds of microgrants for collaborative projects between USD students/faculty and SDUSD students/teachers that utilize the innovative E2E Incubator space.


  • What exactly is the E2E Incubator?
  • Who can get involved?
  • What is a microgrant?
  • Goals of the Microgrant Program


ROUND 2: June 2019 - December 2019

Now accepting applications through April 24, 2019 for Summer and Fall 2019 Semester Round 2 Projects.

Informational Workshop for Partners on April 4th at 3:30pm at the E2E Incubator Lab and Kearny High School to learn more about the E2E Incubator, make connections with Kearny and USD faculty/students, and how to submit an application will be offered in mid-November (exact date TBD).

Microgrant Info: Grants up to $3500 per project to be spent on any combination of supplies, food, stipends (for USD and collaborating SDUSD faculty), and transportation. Grants will be considered for projects that are STEAM-related and provide meaningful and authentic collaboration between USD and SDUSD students and faculty. Additional consideration will be given for projects that include concrete industry connections and collaborations. Projects may range from single-session workshops to ongoing partnerships and must utilize the E2E Incubator space at Kearny High School.

Who can apply? All USD faculty and students and Kearny High School teachers and students with an idea are encouraged to apply. While all projects must be a collaboration between USD and Kearny High School, you do not need to have your partner identified at the time of application. The JI can help connect USD faculty/students with ideas to Kearny High School teachers/students and vic versa.

Submission Instructions: APPLY ONLINE USING THIS FORM and email any supporting documents to Andrew Simmerman (asimmerman@sandiego.edu). Applicants will be informed by April 29, 2019.

Examples of Potential Projects:

  • Partnering with Kearny High School teachers on one of the many projects they are already leading in the space.
  • USD students in mechanical engineering courses designing workshops to teaching middle school students about heat transfer
  • Students in business administration major teaching high school students to design a business plan
  • Theater majors coaching elementary school students to deliver a monologue
  • Future school counselors running strengths based workshops to teach K-12 students about career possibilities