CASA programs provide opportunities for making lasting connections between USD and the community, involving you in the reciprocal process of both learning from community members and serving the community. Many of these opportunities are open to any member of the USD community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff employees, administrators, and alumni. We encourage you to get involved!
For more information please visit the Center for Awareness Service and Action (CASA) in UC113.
Other Departments on Campus
- University Ministry
Soup Kitchen, Tijuana Spring Break, Monthly Tijuana Service, Hunger and Homelessness Week, Interfaith Shelter Network, and other social justice opportunities
- English Department
Contact David Hay at (619) 260-4252
Southeast San Diego Tutoring Project
- Law School
Contact Steve Hartwell at (619) 260-2353
Pro Bono Legal Advocates Program
- Student Organizations
Contact Mandy Womack at (619) 260-4590
Social Issues Committee
The Social Issues Committee combines the energy and talent of faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community members to expand awareness and facilitate action concerning pressing social issues. Since it was established in 1984, Social Issues Committee activities include sponsorship of speakers, public forums, essay contests, theme courses and conferences.
Placements in Community Agencies
Individuals who are interested in working in the San Diego community are referred to local agencies and schools that have volunteer opportunities. Some examples of the listings available are:
- Arts: Elevated (spoken word poetry), ARTS (A Reason to Survive), Outside the Lens
- Environment: Bayside Community Center's Community Garden program, Linda Vista Collaborative (who is working with SanDag on transportation planning),
- Health: Mobile Health Clincs in Linda Vista, San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention, YMCA PRYDE Health and Nutrition programs
Post Graduate Domestic and International Opportunities
The "Adventures in Service" fairs are held every semester for long term service opportunities for a summer, year, or longer. Representatives of domestic and international volunteer organizations visit campus in the spring and include:
- Peace Corps
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps