Border Immersion 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.” On a Border Immersion, 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, Beyond Borders, that accompanies participants through the immersion experience using the tools of orientation and reflection.
If interested, please contact Josefina Jaramillo at firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Ovadia at email@example.com, Natalie Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alejandra Perez at 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. The goal of Cool Club is to show that, as college students, our similarities outweigh our differences. Volunteers engage with the TRACE students through various arts/crafts and sports activities. Cool Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:45 - 3:00 p.m. in SLP320. Transportation is provided.
For more information or to join, please contact Makenzie Melheim at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aurora Espinoza at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 acivities, 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 Hannah Rouret-Valencia at email@example.com, Wendy Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org, Owen Lewis at email@example.com or Andrew Gatto at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
For more information or to join, come by SLP320 or contact Katherine Stolin at Kstolin@sandiego.edu or Anna Colman at email@example.com.
Young Dreamers United is a program designed to support Middle School students in understanding their passions and goals, while motivating and preparing them to pursue their dreams.
In this program, college students support younger generations by offering them insightful experiences, shared knowledge, and the guidance necessary to succeed in their educational journey.
Our Purpose: As Young Dreamers United, we work to cultivate self-awareness and social consciousness amongst students in the the hope that we may foster the development of a generation equipped to resolve global issues.
For more information please contact Austin Galy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Austin Galy at email@example.com
2017 marks 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.