Beyond Borders is not only a Program but the understanding of the border as a space of joining rather than separating, one that fosters engagement and relationships. CASA offers one-day immersion experiences in San Diego and Tijuana where you can learn from individuals who have experienced the challenges and opportunities of life along “the fence.” With Beyond Borders; social, political, and economic issues of the region are seen through the eyes of our community partners on both sides of the border. These trips are led by our student leadership team, that accompanies participants through the immersion experience using the tools of orientation and reflection.
If interested, please contact Sandra Torres firstname.lastname@example.org, Daniel Rodriguez email@example.com, Alejandra Perez firstname.lastname@example.org or Jesenia Villasenor email@example.com
USD students bridge the gap between USD and the students with intellectual disabilities at Mesa Community College in the TRACE (Transition Resources for Adult Community Education) program. Cool Kids Club is building relationships with differently abled young adults through crafts, games, and conversations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30–3:15pm. Transportation is provided.
For more information or to join, please contact Zia Yurchuck firstname.lastname@example.org
We improve the health, educational, and social outcomes for kids living in struggling communities through the power of service and sports. That is the mission statement of Coaching Corps. Here at USD, we recruit college students to be volunteer coaches underprivileged youth in the San Diego area. You pick your favorite sport, age-group of kids, and what times you are available. Then we find you a team so that you can start helping out youth grow and develop into leaders. It doesn't matter the schedule or transportation ability, we can help you make it work! For a semester, you get to meet your team each week and watch them foster and grow under your mentorship.
For over 15 years MC CASA has partnered with Bayside Community Center, local schools, and the YMCA after school programs to create an annual Fall Fest for the youth of Linda Vista. USD Greek Life, AS, various clubs and orgs and individual students create innovative booths and activities for local children to provide them with a safe and fun Halloween event.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Austin Galy at Austingaly@sandiego.edu
Travel "Outside" of the country in order to look "Inside" yourself. For over 10 years the Mulvaney Center has been joining community on the north coast of Jamaica. In those 10 years we have built strong relationships and have met amazing new friends. This immersion trip is designed to let you connect with our community in Jamaica on your own terms. Sure we volunteers some of our time at the local school and various places in the community, but our true purpose for being in Jamaica is to connect and join in authentic, sustainable ways.
Stop by SLP 320 or email Austin Galy at email@example.com for more information.
For the past twenty years, MC CASA has partnered with the local Kearny Mesa Juvenile Hall Facility. The Program embraces a dynamic focus to contribute to the youth's intellectual and character growth. The USD program coordinators organize weekly activities where participants help; establish and share character values such as 'gratitude', 'respect', 'compassion and caring' through dialogue, writing, art activities, and self-reflection. Juvenile Hall offers USD students a rare opportunity to gain real life context beyond what they study in a traditional classroom setting. Through the practice of immersion and authentic engagements, USD students learn what it means to build a sense of community both among their peers as well as the young men and women of Juvenile Hall.
To participate or for more information please contact Kim Riveros firstname.lastname@example.org or Hannah Rouret-Valencia email@example.com
Who are we?
A group of socially conscious students who collaborate to organize events to raise awareness about both the earth and the fair treatment and trade of those who live here
Look out for fun events hosted by SFT throughout the year!
Take a look at our past events as a taste for whats to come!
For more information or to join, come by SLP320 or contact Katherine Stolin at Kstolin@sandiego.edu
CASA’s Youth Engagement Initiative hopes to address the academic, socio-emotional, and environmental needs of all learners through this local immersion program.
We provide the opportunity for USD students to work as classroom mentors, spending 8-10 hours a week in a local K-12 educational setting. Through this program, USD students are exposed to the learning that occurs both outside and inside the classroom walls as they build community with our partner schools in Linda Vista. Volunteers are welcome, and Federal Work Study job opportunities are available.
If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a classroom mentor, contact Nina Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org or Edgar Chavarria email@example.com
2017 marked the beginning of a brand new initiative at USD, The Scott MacDonald Community Scholarship Program. Thanks to the great generosity of local philanthropist and community leader Scott MacDonald, each year, four incoming Freshman will receive four-year scholarships in exchange for spending ample time immersed in their nearby communities.
Shepherded by the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action, the MacDonald Scholars will spend upwards of 300 hours each year immersed and engaged with community members throughout San Diego. Through a relationship and trust building approach, the students will begin to work closely alongside anchor partners, helping champion community led efforts while further enhancing the University's solidarity with the community.
As part of the initiative, students will utilize their immersive learning experiences to begin identifying specific passions for community engagement. Each scholar will then enhance and develop a final project of their own, a "capstone," to illustrate and measure their collective efforts throughout their four years as MacDonald Scholars.