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The Sage Project at San Diego State University

The Sage Project is a program within the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University with a simple goal: tackling sustainability goals through community-based project. The program is based on the EPIC-N model


Thousands of university students are eager to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity outside of the classroom, and faculty need impactful projects to offer these students. The Sage Project establishes partnerships with local communities that give SDSU students access to dozens of projects each year developed in close collaboration with the community. The result is a sustainable relationship between the university and surrounding communities. University faculty are given the connections and resources to seamlessly incorporate community-based projects into their courses, university students learn through real-world projects, and partner communities get immediate access to dozens of instructors and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields plus students with the drive and fresh perspective to offer innovative solutions to the community’s pressing problems. 

RESOURCES

Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network

EPIC-N is the nonprofit association of institutions that adopt the award-winning EPIC Model for university-community partnership.

SDSU's Center for Regional Sustainability

University center where Sage is housed

San Diego State University's Digital Library

Contains Sage Project’s reports produced during each of the program’s partnerships