OxyConnects aims to introduce new students to the needs of surrounding communities through intentional partnerships with campus departments and local non-profits.
Social Justice and the City ($450)
Los Angeles is a diverse cultural landscape. Over the course of the next four years, you'll begin to learn just how involved Oxy's own faculty, staff, and students are in making our community a better place to live. Each summer OxyEngage partners with different partners on campus including the Office of Community Engagement, the Urban & Environmental Policy Insitutute and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to build a comprehensive social justice trip that focuses on a few key issues that are close to Oxy's heart, including transportation, food, and environmetal justice.
Past trips have featured a public transportation tour of the Metro Gold Line with stops at various local neighborhoods (including Boyle Heights and South Pasadena), assisting a local-preschool prepare raised bed vegetable gardens, helping create a map of local backyard fruit trees for future gleaning and donation of fruit, and participating in a toxic tour to learn more about environmental issues that impact health in local communities.
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