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