Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Welcome Back Open House | Zoom Link
+ Tuesday, September 7th | 10 am to 12 pm
+ Wednesday, September 8th | 10 am to 12 pm

Ethics and Orientation Training | Registration Required
+ Tuesday, September 14th | 4pm to 530pm
Zoom Registration
+ Friday, September 17th | 10am to 1130am
Zoom Registration

CEC Office Hours
Our staff will be meeting with students by appointment only. To set up an appointment please email cec_staff@pitzer.edu or email the person you wish to talk with directly.

+Tricia Morgan| Director
+Jackie Contreras| Community Engagement Office Manager| Financial questions
+Ari Wood | Hecker Fellow | Programming, SRX and internship related questions

For general CEC questions you can also email us at cec_staff@pitzer.edu

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts for up to date event and programming information!

Community Engagement Center
Insta: @pitzercec
Facebook: CEC

Direct Action @ PZ
Insta: @directactionpz
Twitter: DirectActionPZ

The People’s Pitzer
Insta: @thepeoplespitzer
Facebook: The People’s Pitzer

The Community Engagement Center at Pitzer College is dedicated to utilizing institutional power, partner collaboration, faculty expertise, and student action to advance social justice on our campus and in the surrounding community.


This year’s Artist-Activist in Residence, David Marcus Oliver aka Judah 1 (David/Judah1) is also the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Pomona. David/Judah1 is an accomplished poet and author of two published books of original poetry.
To learn more about our Artist-Activist in Residence program and about David/Judah 1 join us at our Open House on September 7th at 10 am for “15 Minutes of spoken word with David/Judah 1”
or visit our Social Media, Art and Communications pillar for more details!

The impact of COVID on our work and the work of our partners has been profound. For many of us, it has posed challenges to our workday—how to get work done with a lack of privacy, disproportionate health impacts, financial pressures, and the distractions of home. This time has also propelled us into action in response to growing punitive policies and the most powerful social movement for racial justice since the 1960s. The sheer amount of our collective work, and its importance, have skyrocketed—both because of COVID and because of the unprecedented potential for social change. This period of uncertainty has brought both challenge and opportunity

We invite your participation in this collective effort throughout fall and spring.

We at CEC are here to help our institution and our partners manage the shift to virtual community engagement.

To this end, we have created a hub—a clearinghouse of information, projects, resources, and opportunities meant to take the guesswork out of community engagement. We are embracing a position of leadership we are embracing the moment to create four innovative sectors of programming. Below are our Community Pillars including:

In this area of engagement the CEC provides programmatic support to community partners who are addressing education equity issues in our community through tutoring, mentorship, and similar programs. This support will be provided through student recruitment campaigns, student engagement and technology support for community partners and student clubs  to facilitate remote programming.

The People's Pitzer

Civic engagement is a key component to advancing legislative policy and social change with our communities. By participating in activities like letter writing, voter drives, legislative campaigns, and community organizing students will learn how to connect local issues to broader state, federal, and global issues through practical experience and skill development.

Instagram | @thepeoplespitzer

Direct Action @Pitzer

There are actions you can take every day to be in support of our communities, from petitions and phone banking to legal support, training, and more. Here we provide resources, information, and guides to support direct actions, community organizing, and coalition building. 

Instagram | @directactionpz

The CEC supports faculty and students working with community partners on building a stronger, vibrant online presence. Whether it be through sharing social media campaigns, finding strategy for outreach or providing resources through course engagement, this form of involvement has been imperative to our community partners.