Skip to main content

CAT 124 Students Create Social Impact Campaigns

Engaging San Diego: Taking Local Action to Address Global Issues

In Spring 2023, Sixth College launched a new CAT 124 course, Engaging San Diego in Global Issues, aimed at giving students first-hand experience in civic engagement and activism. Working in groups, students used the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to identify a global-local issue afflicting the San Diego region and then created social impact campaigns to help address these issues. In the end, the students successfully executed five unique campaigns tackling a range of social issues.

  • Hop on Board | A campaign to enhance support for improved public transportation (SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities)

  • Compassion in Action | A campaign aimed at spreading awareness about the mental health challenges of those experiencing homelessness (SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing)

  • Houses for Homies | A campaign seeking to connect people with the resources needed to make homeownership a reality (SDG 1: No Poverty)

  • Fresh Connections | A campaign seeking connect people with local, sustainable food systems (SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production)

  • Find Your Way Home | A campaign to increase funding for homeless shelters in San Diego (SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities)

Final Reports

At the end of the quarter, each campaign created a final report to showcase their efforts and impact. Click the images below to check out these two final reports and learn more about their campaigns!

Hop on BoardCompassion in Action

Virtual Advising Center

Use the Virtual Advising Center to submit questions about the experiential learning requirement at any time, or visit drop-in hours on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Access VAC