OxyConnects

Oxy student volunteers

Our signature program in which students volunteer for a year with a community partner.

OxyConnects develops intentional partnerships with local nonprofits, allowing students to work on a sustained basis with surrounding communities. The program is designed to foster deep partnerships with community organizations. Partnerships include:

  • School on Wheels allows students to mentor and tutor young people impacted by homelessness.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor works with local nonprofit Recycled Resources to staff drop-in hours at their resource center for people impacted by homelessness.

  • COMPARTE works with Instituto de Educaci√≥n Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA), and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) to provide English language workshops to day laborers.

  • Delevan Drive Elementary school will provide activities for children with special needs.

Oxy student coordinators serve as liaisons with community partners, train student volunteers, coordinate logistics and lead reflection activities with students. They volunteer on a weekly basis, offering long-term support and sustainability to community partners.