The Occidental Partnership for Community Engagement
Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic metropolitan environments in the world and an unparalleled location for today’s top scholars. It’s a place where environmental, cultural, economic, political, scientific and social issues remain at the forefront of progress and prosperity. The immense creativity, diversity, and complexity of this urban area allow students and faculty to see the world's opportunities and various social issues played out on a daily basis.
Oxy translates and shapes that engagement by bridging classroom learning with lived experiences. Three offices are dedicated to connecting campus and community through collaborative partnerships, research and programs, highly invested faculty and staff, and curriculum-based experiential learning opportunities. These offices are: the Center for Community Based Learning, Office of Community Engagement, and Urban & Environmental Policy Institute.
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Exploring Citizenship 2017: Youth, Arts & Corrections - An Alternative Spring Break Experience: During Spring Break 2017, students will explore issues affecting young people in corrections settings and learn how art is being used as a method to work with youth. Students will work on projects such as designing and creating a series of collections of youth work, a documentary of youth work or a media campaign about arts and corrections.
Dates: March 6-10, 2016
Applications are due Friday, January 20. To apply, please CLICK HERE.
Affiliations & Awards
Occidental College has been recognized for our commitment to community engagement by the following organizations: