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Community Programs

  • bugBronco Urban Gardens

    Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG), an environmental justice initiative, is a partnership between Santa Clara University's Environmental Studies Institute and the Silicon Valley HealthCorps. The goal of the program is to increase community food security, sustainability and environmental literacy in Santa Clara Country through the co-creation and technical support of urban gardens and garden education programs.
  • sustainabilitydecathlonSustainability Decathlon

    SCU hosts the Sustainability Decathlon, a mentoring program for undergraduates to support high school teams as they develop a culture of sustainability at their schools. Teams develop projects in ten categories related to sustainability, including environmental justice, art, energy, waste, and making connections with nature. They present their projects at SCU in the spring.
  • arrupeArrupe Partnerships for Community-based Learning

    The Arrupe Partnerships, offered through the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, promote the social welfare aspect of sustainability by placing students as volunteers in local community centers, day workers' centers, and other social service providers.
  • muddy kidUlistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project

    Ulistac is a partnership between the university, local government, and local corporations to "teach people of all ages about the Santa Clara Valley's natural and human history."
  • kgaclcKatharine and George Alexander Community Law Center

    SCU's Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center conducts workshops at the St. Joseph Day Worker's Center and English as a Second Language schools on workers' rights, tenants' rights, and more.
  • techawardsThe Tech Awards

    Santa Clara's Center for Science, Technology, and Society has partnered with the Tech Museum in San Jose to sponsor the Tech Awards, which "celebrate innovative applications of technology that ...are using technology to transform the way we live."