Recruitment and Outreach

Barrio Logan College Institute Partnership

In 2019, Project TeamUP began partnering with the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) to provide workshops to the parents of students enrolled at BLCI. These workshops cover a variety of mental health topics, and were both created and facilitated by Project TeamUP participants entirely in Spanish. In 2020, Project TeamUP began offering English versions of these workshops in addition to the Spanish versions. To learn more about the great work of BLCI, please visit their website

The 2020-21 parent workshops are:

  • October 15, 2020 - How to Talk to Kids About Current Events
  • November 12, 2020 - Parenting & Distance Learninng - Helping Your Child Stay Motivated
  • December 10, 2020 - Creating Collaborative Family Engagement
  • January 21, 2021 - Tips ofr Family Bonding and Quality Time
  • February 18, 2021 - Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Youth
  • March 18, 2021 - Parenting 101
  • April 15, 2021 - Stress Management: Helping Kids Cope with Stress and Anxiety
  • May 20, 2021 - Bullying: Signs and Strategies
Parents during discussion activity Parent engage with each other during a discussion portion of the workshop
students in front of presentation screen Three students (L to R: Sergio Felipe Hernandez, Belgica Crespo, and Amanda Gunn) pose with their presentation "Basic Parenting Concepts"
Group of parents at presentation Parents conversing with each other during a workshop
Group of parents at presentation Parents conversing with each other during a workshop

Minority-Serving Institutions Visits

In an effort to diversify the behavioral health workforce, Project TeamUP is visiting Minority Serving Institutions and meeting with promising undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate degrees in behavioral health professions.

We are currently planning our future school visits! If you’re interested in Project TeamUP visiting your campus, please contact Chris-Marcus Kitchings at, or 619-260-4136

These are the campuses we've visited so far:

  • Arizona State University
  • Bennett College
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Saint Augustine's University
  • San Diego State University
  • Shaw University
  • Spelman College
  • University of Arizona
  • UCSD Mental Health Career Fair
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Houston
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas, El Paso
students around a table Counseling and MFT Students Volunteering at UCSD Mental Health Career Fair
University of Texas, El Paso, Psi Chi Club Undergraduate Students
students standing with faculty and staff Morehouse College and Spelman College Undergraduate Students with Dr. Kris Hall and Lily Vistica from the CMFT Department.