Impact Linda Vista
Linda Vista is a small neighborhood located in the city of San Diego. This neighborhood is rich in history and ethnic diversity. Linda Vista is made up of approximately 32,000 people of 24 distinct cultures and 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 the community.View All Programs
Exploring New Horizons in Our Own Backyard
The Impact Linda Vista Initiative is an educational and community engagement program designed to develop empathy and changemaker capabilities among USD students, while creating economic and social value in the Linda Vista Community. The initiative highlights current needs and opportunities by presenting issues such as the access that low-income groups have to financial and other services.View All Programs
Engaging Young Minds to Shape the Future
The Impact Linda Vista Initiative engages faculty and students in various courses to uncover and highlight innovative projects, organizations and programs in the Linda Vista community. This will be the second year that we have been able to offer this opportunity through this generous U.S. Bank grant and we are excited to continue the meaningful collaborations that were established in 2014-15.View All Programs
The Impact Linda Vista Initiative (ILVI), created by the University of San Diego’s Changemaker Hub, is designed to highlight the innovations, led by community organizations and schools in Linda Vista, that are creating positive, long-lasting, socio-economic and cultural transformations in the neighborhood.
The University of San Diego’s (USD) convenes both local organizations and faculty members with the purpose of mindfully engaging USD students through various courses to learn changemaking from the community, help highlight innovative programs, and uncover for one another why such programs exist and how they are working towards longlasting change.
Community Organizations and Schools creating positive, long-lasting, socio-economic and cultural transformations in Linda Vista.
This project was based on the interaction and mutual learning between the students enrolled in SPAN 300 during the spring 2015 semester and members of Familia Indígena Unida at Access Community Center.
This project was based on the shared learning experience between youth attending Bayside’s Academic Clubs and USD Students in Learning and Teaching.
USD Sociology Students were intentionally placed in classrooms at the SDCCS from the start of the course and were present consistently throughout the semester. Students built meaningful relationships with the youth while supporting the classroom teacher.