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
Community Teach-Ins and Workshops: Join All Black Lives Matter-Pasadena and American Studies 296/Diplomacy and World Affairs 287 students and Professor Amy Tahani-Bidmeshki of the American Studies Department at Occidental College for a series of community teach-ins and workshops. We will center Black Radical Thought and resistance as our guiding theories and methodologies as we discuss anti-Black racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, class divisions, sexism, ableism, and vrious threatened civil rights issues. We will have breakout discussions an focus on internationalism, anticolonialism and collective liberation.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All are welcome.
Dates: Wednesday March 1, Wenesday March 15, Wednesday March 29, Wednesday April 12, Wednesday April 26
Location: Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101
CCBL Open House: The Center for Community Based Learning, the CCBL, is hosting an Open House to promote awareness about the benefits for community based learning as well as the services offered by our center. Come for free refreshments and to learn more about the community based learning courses at Occidental and to hear professors and students reflect on their experiences with CBL on campus.
Date: Thursday, March 16 from 12:15-1:15pm
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, 2017
Affiliations & Awards
Occidental College has been recognized for our commitment to community engagement by the following organizations: