• What is ILVI?

    Impact Linda Vista Initiative (ILVI) brings University of San Diego (USD) 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.
    Linda Vista is a small neighborhood located in the city of San Diego. It is rich in history and ethnic diversity, and it is home to USD. Linda Vista is made up of approximately 32,000 people of 24 distinct cultures and, at least, 38 language dialects. The Impact Linda Vista Initiative seeks to put the spotlight on the many local and pioneering programs taking place in the heart of this very community.

  • Core Principles

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    Sustainable Impact

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

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

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    Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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