Get Involved

Whether you want to attend a meeting, come to an event, or volunteer, there are tons of opportunities to get involved in the neighborhood!


It takes a village to keep a neighborhood safe & running! Talmadge organizations are always recruiting & training new volunteers. Volunteering is fun and is simply one of the best ways to connect in the neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and make new friends – all the while making Talmadge a better place to live! Check out some of our organizations below to get started!

Examples of Safety volunteers always needed: Patrollers, Block Captains (see Talmadge Watch: Volunteer Citizens Patrol below). Examples of organizations always in need of committee member volunteers: TCC, TMAD, Block Party (see organizations below).

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Talmadge Community Council (TCC)

The Talmadge Community Council (TCC) is a neighborhood open forum for residents and property owners in San Diego’s Talmadge community. The TCC Chair facilitates a bi-monthly meeting consisting of reports from relevant City of San Diego officials, Talmadge organizations [Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD), Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG), Talmadge Patrol, and Neighborhood Watch], and agenda […]

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Talmadge Watch: Volunteer Citizens Patrol

The Talmadge Watch: Volunteer Citizens Patrol (TW:VCP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Patrol program is designed to deter criminal activity in the Talmadge neighborhood by providing a visible presence of volunteer security patrols on all neighborhood streets and alleys.  619-453-8268 Participants are trained to “observe and report” criminal activity and suspicious activity to the […]

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Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD)

In a Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), property owners within the district pay for and receive a special benefit of services above-and-beyond what the City of San Diego provides. The citizen advisory committee working with the City for the Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD) is an elected Board of Directors and subcommittee volunteers from within the […]

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El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (ECBBIA)

Properties that are south of Monroe Avenue in Talmadge are not included within the TMAD district but are included in the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement District (ECBBID). This includes all properties, both residential and commercial, from the 805 to 54th Street south of Meade/Monroe and north of Orange Avenue. MAD Engineer Reports can be […]

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Talmadge Block Party

  The Annual Talmadge Block Party was founded as a way for the community to come together to foster community values and neighborhood spirit. The party features live music, games, food, kids & adult activities, and prizes. Hundreds of neighbors attend this wonderful annual event, as well as local businesses, community groups, and public officials. […]

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Kensington Talmadge Community Association

The Kensington-Talmadge Community Association was organized in 1941 as a “Service and Fellowship Association for the Welfare and Happiness of the Kensington-Talmadge Communities.” We are a not-for-profit group. Annual dues collected on a volunteer basis from our residents and local businesses support the operation and maintenance of the iconic Kensington sign that crosses Adams Avenue. […]

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Litter Picking

The Talmadge litter picking crew is a spin-off of Kensington’s crew organized by the KSAC. There are two Talmadge groups which cover different areas, the Western group led by Ron Anderson and the Eastern group led by Robin Baker. All dates are the first Sunday of the month except for January, July and September when […]

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Attend Meetings & Events

Check out our calendar of events and consider coming to an upcoming community meeting or social event - we hope to see you soon!

Thursday, May. 23, 2024
Learn More About the Imperial Avenue Bikeway!
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Thursday, Jun. 13, 2024
Talmadge Food Truck Fun
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Get Involved – Donate & Support!

How to Support the TCA and our Website: Website Sponsorships & Donations support our 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt, umbrella organization Talmadge Community Association (TCA) which funds all TCA, TCC, and Website expenses per its budget. Currently, TCA is funded solely by website sponsors and donors – Please take notice of these generous neighbors and please support these local business operators! Talmadge Leadership greatly appreciates the generosity of all donors who contributed to our previous website Fundraiser, as well as the new sponsors who helped us launch our newly redeveloped website in 2017! Special thanks to the Talmadge Block Party who designated proceeds to the 2016-2017 website redevelopment project! Special thanks to Noble Intent Studio for their design & technical support in building this new website for Talmadge! To keep the website magic going, be a SUPPORTER.

BUSINESSES – please ADVERTISE and SPONSOR – here’s how:
Download our Supporter Packet

NEIGHBORS – Please DONATE to Talmadge Community Association, our 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt, umbrella organization to support our TCA, TCC, and Website, here’s how:
1-Make checks payable to “TCA” and include “Website” in the memo section of  your check.

2-Please MAIL check to TCA, PO Box 600904, San Diego, CA 92160. Thank you!
Neighbors, we greatly appreciate a gift of any amount for the Talmadge Website. For your annual gift of $50 or more, we will proudly list your Name in the Donor section of our Sponsor webpage. Name will be listed as it appears on your check, unless you include a note with your mailed check instructing us differently (eg. John & Jan Doe, The Smith Family on Lucille Dr, The Neighbors of Dick St). Important opt-out:  If you do not wish to be listed online, please include a note with your mailed check instructing of such.