Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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University of San Diego
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Catanzaro
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:

USD has formal partnership(s) with the local community, including school districts, government agencies, non-profit organizations, or other entities, to work together to advance sustainability within the community.
USD Center for Community Service-Learning works with many schools including Holy Family, Linda Vista Elementary, Montgomery (Special Education) and Twain High School. We also work with children through non-profits such as YMCA. Several of these schools are in lower socio-economic areas. The center also works with communities through The San Diego Microenterprise Project (SDMP). In this we work with other organizations such as San Diego Microfinance Alliance and our community partners La Maestra, ACCESS, and Via International to promote economic recovery and community development via micro enterprises and microfinance We provide experiential learning opportunities and micro-finance education.
USD is a part of the San Diego Climate Collaborative where we work with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the City of Chula Vista, Port of San Diego and other government institutes and various organizations to advance sustainability in the San Diego region.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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