Welcome to the Neighborhood Partnership Program’s inaugural Occidental College Academy. The Occidental College Academy will be the first collaboration of its kind between NPP and our GEAR UP 4 LA/LAUSD partner high schools.  

The Occidental College Academy (OCA) is a two week summer program that will center social justice learning and practice in a high school context. GEAR UP 4 LA/LAUSD students will create art in all of its forms and use their creations as a medium to help students understand what social justice means for themselves, their families and their immediate community.

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To indicate your interest in becoming part of the OCA, we ask you submit the following:

  • Student application 
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Counselor Recommendation

A few things to note

  • Deadline to apply: May 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • This is a hybrid two week summer program - some sessions will be remote via Zoom and some sessions will be in-person on Oxy's campus 
  • The summer session dates for the program are August 1 - August 5 & August 8 - August 11 and August 13
  • If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone over the phone, please call (323) 259 - 1430 or email us directly at npp@oxy.edu


Contact the Neighborhood Partnership Program
South Trailer D

Near Bell-Young Hall

William Ruiz
Director, Neighborhood Partnership Program
Juan Pedroza
Program Coordinator, Neighborhood Partnership Program