The new Engaging Our Community initiative, which began last week, reflects our engagement with the larger San Diego community.
Just as our October Homecoming activities renew our ties with our alumni, so the Engaging Our Community initiative renews our ties with the region. Two of our largest programs are the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign and the California State Employees Charitable Campaign.
Aztecs Rock Hunger, led by Associated Students, sets an example of leadership for all of us. Local universities raise food for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank, and SDSU has been in the top spot every year since the food drive began in 2008. After raising nearly 55,000 pounds of food last year, AS set this year’s goal at 100,000 pounds. Go here to learn how to donate to Aztecs Rock Hunger.
The California State Employees Charitable Campaign and the United Way provide opportunities for faculty and staff to take a leadership role. While there are a wide range of charities that can accept donations, SDSU has identified three whose work has a direct and lasting impact: the Monarch School for children affected by homelessness, the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the Veterans Village of San Diego, which provides services to military veterans.
Engaging Our Community events range from the Veterans War Memorial ceremony to helping with Casa Familiar’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The university’s engagement with the community goes beyond this campaign; it’s a year-round commitment. Find your place and deepen SDSU’s relationship with San Diego.