Community Partnerships

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Young is challenging our sense of community—we seek to defy the physical distance that separates our community members this semester.

The Young Initiative seeks to actively engage with the dynamics of the Global Political Economy that shape our community. Our definition of “community” begins with Occidental College’s students, faculty, and staff and extends to our neighbors in Eagle Rock and Highland Park, and the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.

Partnering with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, the Young Initiative has encouraged and supported Occidental students and faculty to design, report, and recommend action plans for different L.A. government offices in semester-long Task Forces inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Young is challenging our sense of community -- we seek to defy the physical distance that separates our community members this semester. With two new initiatives, the Young Student Team will work to bring Young closer to Oxy students from all majors and disciplines in pursuit of the Young Leadership Team’s mission of envisioning a new economic status quo.

If you wish to share your vision for possible community partnership projects or give feedback on current initiatives, please contact younginitiative@oxy.edu. We appreciate your input.