- From 1995 -2000, Mid-City CAN created Youth Engagement Worker positions for eight high school students (four from Hoover High; four from Crawford High) each year.
- From 1995 - 2000, Mid-City CAN created Parent Development Worker positions for parents at twelve Mid-City elementary schools. During that same period, Mid-City CAN increased parent involvement at the elementary schools. Involvement in one school alone grew from 10 to 150 parents.
- In 1997, Mid-City CAN, in partnership with Springfield College, developed a Neighborhood College with grant funds from the San Diego Foundation.
- In 1999, Mid-City CAN received a grant from the San Diego Foundation for Change to organize youth at Crawford High School around issues of community violence.
- In 2003, Mid-City CAN was awarded a grant from the Waitt Family Foundation to initiate a community building initiative called Latinos y Latinas en Acción (LLEA). Since then, over 500 adults have participated in a variety of trainings to increase their civic involvement in addressing local issues ranging from immigrant rights to improving the quality of their children’s education. The Waitt Family Foundation generously supported this project over a four year period.