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Tech Collaborative and Tech Expo

The Tech Collaborative took place at San José High School. SJSU aerospace engineering students presented information on 3-D design, tools and applications. San José High School teacher Paul Durdle’s IB technology class worked to design their own bricks for construction purposes, utilizing their knowledge from...

kids searching for Easter eggs

Spartan Keyes Festival

This pilot project was our first festival aimed at building community in the Spartan Keyes neighborhood. SJSU students and neighborhood leads worked together in facilitating a successful spring event that provided residents with the chance to engage and interact...

Northside Neighborhood Urban Village

In the San José Northside Neighborhood, SJSU urban planning, sociology and political science students reached out to assess the current neighborhood conditions and document residents’ perceptions of their communities. 135 SJSU students conducted and completed 311 door-to-door surveys designed...

Design For All: Fountain Alley

The Project Design For All is an industrial design course spearheaded by Leslie Speer, an Associate Professor at San José State University. One of the major course objectives is to teach the students about co-design strategies. The purpose of...

Living Wetlands

*This project is currently not active for 2017 The Living Wetlands integrated program offers students a deeper look at the issues surrounding the health of the South Bay wetlands. Following a one-period classroom presentation, the students attend a field trip to the...

South University Neighborhood Planning

This project initiated outreach efforts in the South University Neighborhood (SUN) and the West of 4th Street Neighborhood, as well as activated the assessment process of existing neighborhood conditions. This included documentation of resident’s perceptions of their community. On the day of the survey,...

A Taste of Their Future

*This project is currently not active for 2017 A Taste of Their Future is a program that provides college campus tours to Lowell Elementary School students. The goal of the program is to start a college-going environment at an...

SUN Spring Festival

The Spring Festival began 4 years ago as a means of revitalizing the primary open space within the South University Neighborhood at O’Donnell Garden Park. The festival is a collaboration between residents, CommUniverCity, and San José State University students...

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Get Out The Vote

* This project is currently not active for Fall 2017 Get Out The Vote (GOTV) aims to increase voter participation and awareness in neighborhoods surrounding San José State University, which traditionally have low voter turn-out rates. This year’s GOTV...

Illegal Dumping

Illegal Dumping Ad Campaign This project evolved from a Spring 2016 effort, where SJSU students and community members cooperated on a joint project to characterize illegal dumping in three hotspot areas and educate residents. They went door to door...