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Spartan Keyes Egg Hunt

This was our third year of collaboration with San Jose resident leaders putting on a festival aimed at building community in the Spartan Keyes neighborhood. For this event, students in  the Communication Studies course Community Action and from the...

Social Issues Theater

This project developed through a partnership with SJSU Communication Studies faculty member, Sarah McGaffey.  This performance is a collaboration of individual student performances acknowledging the complexity of privilege in their lives. During the fall and spring semester, SJSU students...

Tactical Urbanism

Tactical urbanism is defined as a quick, often temporary, inexpensive projects that aim to make a small part of the city, such as a sidewalk or street crossing, more lively and enjoyable. Through this project, SJSU urban planning students...

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...

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...

Community Leadership Program

After the 2008 recession, the State of California, made many cuts, including in redevelopment agencies across the state. Redevelopment agencies had the capacity to build leadership in communities in the course of their daily work. After the dissolution of...

Growing Sustainably: Cooking Matters

Youth in Central San José schools participate in Cooking Matters to learn how to prepare healthy, low-cost meals, and make healthy food choices when cooking, shopping and ordering. SJSU student facilitators (Interns) use cooking and meal preparation concepts to...

Coyote Creek Nature Walk

*This project is currently not active for 2017 CommUniverCity believes that access to nature is a vital component of any healthy urban setting. We strive to educate the residents of downtown San José on the importance of revitalizing Coyote...

Candidate Forum

* This project is not currently active for 2017 A coalition of community organizations, including the Friends of Five Wounds Trail, BART Village Transit Advocates, and various downtown neighborhood associations came together on May 9th, 2016 for a candidate...