San Diego County

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THINK Together’s Riverside Region General Manager Adriana Kingston has been named Administrator of the Year by Region XIX of the Association of California School Administrators. Kingston oversees nearly 60 THINK Together sites in Riverside and northeast San Diego counties. Those sites serve about 12,000 students per day. She was nominated

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"As a parent and teacher in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), I can tell you that I have been delighted with the summer program offered at Lewis Middle School by the district and THINK Together.” - Deena Ledesma, parent and teacher

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Welcome to the San Diego County web page. Through our Riverside County office, we serve more than 700 students in both the Oceanside Unified School District and Escondido Union School District. Also, through the generous support of Walmart, THINK Together provides a four-week summer program during June and July to more than 1,000 middle school students throughout San Diego county. Each program operates for eight hours each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bell, Mann, Marston, Pacific Beach Roosevelt, Wagenheim, Lewis and Taft middle schools. THINK Together offers tutoring programs in addition to our extended learning programs. On this page you will get to know our team, learn about job openings and stay on top of what’s happening with the schools and students we serve. For more information please feel free to call 951-413-3683.


THINK Together moved into San Diego County in 2011. We are looking forward to growth in 2012 and will share that information as it becomes available.

Our Team

San Diego County is served through our Riverside office by 12 full time staff members, including a general manager. As our footprint in the county grows, so will our staffing ranks.

Adriana Garcia Kingston, General Manager, serves students and partners across Riverside and San Diego Counties. She previously served as assistant general manager of the Inland Empire Region. Adriana has experience as a bilingual classroom teacher in the Corona-Norco Unified School District and Val Verde Unified School District; and managed the Family Literacy training program at her school site in the Val Verde District. Kingston was one of Sylvan Learning Center’s 1999 Kid’s Choice Teachers of the Year. Kingston graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a bachelor’s in Social Relations and holds a teaching credential from Chapman University. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chapman University. Adriana is a former ballet dancer and understands the importance of the arts in education.

Irene B.Irene Bobadilla, Director of Learning Programs  supports Riverside and San Diego County Region.  Irene joined THINK Together in 2007 and before becoming Director of Learning Programs, she served as Quality Assurance Coach for Azusa Unified School District in THINK Together’s Los Angeles County West Covina Region.  Bobadilla received a dual Bachelors degree from the University of California, Irvine in Political Science and Chicano/Latino Studies.  While a full-time student at UC Irvine, Irene became active in WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each other), a mentorship program, as a mentor.  She went on to become the Executive Director of the WYSE UC Irvine chapter. Bobadilla is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Management with a concentration on Organizational Development from the University of La Verne.




Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs. We are always looking for energetic and positive people and organizations who want to volunteer one day or longer term. For more information please contact our Manager of Volunteers, Melanie Magpantay at 951-413-3683.


If you are dedicated to improving educational outcomes and are willing to work hard to make that happen, THINK Together may be the right place for you. Our fast-paced environment is on the forefront of educational innovation and offers tremendous opportunity for enrichment and advancement. Our organization has grown exponentially over the last 10 years and we remain on that trajectory today. If you love kids and want to roll up your sleeves and work, check out our Careers page.


THINK Together’s Reach in San Diego County


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Oceanside USD

Escondido USD

San Diego USD Summer Sites