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The deadline to apply is Feb. 15

East County News Service

January. 24, 2018 (San Diego) —  San Diego State University’s Sage Project is looking to partner with a local community for the 2018-19 academic year. As part of the collaboration, students assist with projects that directly address the partner community’s goals and in turn, better the quality of life for area residents.

During the 2016-17 academic year, the Sage Project partnered with the City of Lemon Grove. Students from 32 courses across 12 different disciplines designed and installed an art mural on the city’s community center, assisted in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping of thousands of data points and designed gateway signage, among other projects.

The partnership is available to communities in San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Imperial Counties.

“The community partner benefits form a truly interdisciplinary effort towards developing solutions for the community that are based on best practice, are cost effective, and enhance the quality of life for residents,” said Jessica Barlow, director of SDSU’s Sage Project. They have a broader audience for sharing their ideas, designs and solutions, and they see the stakes are higher because a community is counting on them to help make positive change.”

The applications period ends on Feb. 15, 2018. For more information on becoming a Sage Project partner and details about submitting a partnership proposal, please visit the Sage Project website at

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