Cards across Campuses is a IC-LV Partnership program that was started in the Spring of 2021, when the pandemic shut down in-person intergenerational programming between the two campuses.
Jessica Taves, Longview Coordinator on IC campus, talked and Zoomed with many residents/tenants at Longview who expressed how much they missed seeing the students’ friendly smiles and hearing about all their college adventures. She was also being asked by students and student clubs how they could be more involved at Longview.
By this time…we were all ZOOMED out! As someone who loves to write (and receive!) letters and cards in the mail, she challenged the students to write letters to those living at Longview. Over 100 cards were delivered to Longview over the spring and summer—and to much our surprise the response from Longview was overwhelming! We have decided to continue this card campaign and invite you to participate.