The Draper Center for Community Partnerships
Recent Blog Posts
- The Importance of Saying Thank You | Madeline Cowen
December 4, 2013
- Defining Community Through Language | Rebecca Baiman
December 2, 2013
- Planning and Experiencing Reclaiming Self | Kimberley Africa
November 13, 2013
- Falling into Community Engagement! | Ali Goss
November 11, 2013
The mission of the Draper Center for Community Partnerships is to foster mutually beneficial exchanges among community members, students, faculty, and staff in order to support educational outreach initiatives, community-based research and learning, and other community engagement activities.
On campus, the experiences, ideas, and new perspectives that emerge from college-community connections can expand the classroom; enhance critical thinking; encourage students to view themselves as change agents; develop student leadership; support the recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; establish mentoring networks among diverse individuals; and help students refine the values and skills that support lifelong practices of social responsibility.
Off campus, these activities support the College's responsibility and commitment to contribute to the surrounding communities in which we live and from which we receive intellectual, academic, and staffing resources. The Center reinforces existing ties and forge new ones between the College and other community organizations ensuring dynamic, mutually educational and constructive partnerships. In doing so, the Center contributes to a wider trend to view all people as legitimate contributors to new knowledge that fosters social improvement.
"They only are loyal to this college who, departing, bear their added riches in trust for mankind." James A. Blaisdell, 4th President, Pomona College
|Maria Tucker||Director/Associate Dean of Students||(909) 607-1810||(909) 607-8006|
|Sergio Marin||Assistant Director, Educational Outreach||(909) 607-1810||(909) 607-8006|
|Jose Ramirez||Assistant Director, Community Based Research and Learning||(909) 607-1810||(909) 607-8006|
|Priscila Garcia||Post Baccalaureate Fellow, Educational Outreach||(909) 607-1810||(909) 607-8006|
|Jessica Rashidi||Program Assistant||(909) 607-1810||(909) 607-8006|
|Professor Tomas Summers Sandoval, Jr.||Faculty Coordinator and Associate Professor, History and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies||(909) 607-2916||(909) 607-8006|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Draper Center, 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationSmith Campus Center