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A five-year, $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will make it possible for Occidental College to widen its network of community partners in Northeast LA and expand its arts education programs to enhance local residents’ engagement with the issues that matter to them.
More than 250 students, faculty, alumni and staff participated in Occidental’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Jan. 25, with volunteers at twelve sites across Los Angeles.
In 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Occidental College signed up for a new program called Upward Bound created to see if low-income high school students “can profit from a real chance at a higher education,” as one federal official put it.
Oxy Arts, the community-based arts hub of Occidental College, will launch the opening season for its newly opened space on York Boulevard with Breaking Bread in L.A., a three-month exploration of how food offers the possibility of cross-cultural connections in our cosmopolitan metropolis.
Over the course of 10 weeks, Oxy’s signature internship program offers students real-world experience, professional development training and a chance to explore their career interests as undergraduates.
Occidental College launched the public phase of the Oxy Campaign For Good, a comprehensive effort to raise $225 million to strengthen its financial aid endowment and academic and co-curricular programs, at a May 18 Campaign Leadership Summit on the Occidental campus.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the featured speaker at Occidental College’s 137th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19.