• About ILVI

    Impact Linda Vista Initiative brings University of San Diego faculty and students together with community partners for the co-creation and development of innovative and sustainable course-based collaborations in Linda Vista. These partnerships may extend across diverse disciplines and academic units on campus and seek to engage multiple sectors in the community. Collectively, they aim to create positive, meaningful, and transformative social change. ILVI prioritizes initiatives based in the Linda Vista community. However, we can also support collaborations that extend beyond the neighborhood provided they align with ILVI’s core principles.

  • Core Principles

    Sustainable Impact

    We seek to continually think about ways in which the course-based initiatives will go beyond the current academic year.


    We work in ethical solidarity and collectively co-design and implement initiatives with all participants.

    Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    We promote cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches among the different courses and community partners involved.

  • Action Areas

    Business & Economic Growth

    Enhancing economic ties between the university and the neighborhood and weaving together multi-sector interconnectedness


    Nurturing relationships among educators at all levels to provide students and residents with innovative opportunities to deepen learning and understanding

    Artistic & Cultural Production

    Uplifting Linda Vista’s unique cultural practices by partnering with community members in creative expression and cultural production

    Nutrition & Wellness

    Exploring the connections between overall health and access to green spaces and effective health care systems

    Civic Engagement, Equity,

    & Advocacy

    Facilitating action around social issues and policies while emphasizing the collective responsibility of the neighborhood

    Organizational Capacity Building

    Emphasizing sustainability through long-term capacity building with community-based organizations

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