Welcome Back!

The Community Engagement Center would like to welcome back all students, staff and faculty from a well-deserved break! As we kick off this semester, we would like to extend our support to all those engaging in community engagement activities this semester!

Whether you are enrolled in a Social Responsibility Praxis course or not, the CEC is happy to help you navigate through the process!

We start off this semester with our Virtual Welcome Back Open House this Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 9am PST.

Stop by for any questions you may have related to clearance, partner placement, awards, reimbursements and more! And be on the lookout throughout this semester for more events and details to come!!!


Ethics and Orientation Training and Required Materials

Due by February 8th, 2021

All students participating in a Social Responsibility course or other community engagement activities must complete the CEC Ethics and Orientation Training. This semester we provide this training to be done asynchronously. All materials are available on our Orientation, Trainings and Workshops page. You will be required to watch our training video and complete the Ethics and Orientation Test and Intake form.

This training is required once a year. If you completed this training in the Fall, you will only need to complete a new Intake form. For questions related to this training please contact Jonathan Chan.

Clearance for Work with Community Partners

Begin Process no later than January 29th, 2021. The longer you wait the less time you will have to work with your community partner.

Clearance is required for some of our community partners. If your partner requires clearance, please refer to the information below on how to handle clearance in and out of state. For more additional information or questions about the clearance process, visit our Important Forms and Resources page or contact Jonathan Chan.

California Residents:
Complete the clearance form if you are currently residing in California

Out of State/Country Students:
Visit your local law enforcement agency, certified vendor or US Embassy to complete the fingerprint process. You will need to complete a FD-258 Hard Card where your fingerprints will be rolled on the card. To complete this process, mail your Hard Card to the Claremont Colleges Campus Safety Dept.

Claremont Colleges Campus Safety:
ATTN: Cindy Cahill, Livescan Services
150 E. Eigth Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

+ Welcome Back Open House
January 27th, 2021 | 9am to 11am PST

+ Getting to the Core: Radically Imagining Our Futures with Nick Daily
Feburary 5th, 2021 | 11am to 12:30pm PST

+Ethics and Orientation Training and Intake Deadline
February 8th, 2021 | by 5pm

+D4D Letter Writing Workshop
February 22nd, 2021 | 3:30pm to 5pm

+ D4D Letter Submission Deadline
March 12th, 2021 | by 5pm PST
Submit to: cec_staff@pitzer.edu

+17th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast
March 26th, 2021 | 9am PST

Digital Drop-ins with the CEC

The CEC will be offering Digital Drop-ins this semester on:
+ Mondays 3pm-5pm PST
+ Fridays 10am-12pm PST

Drop-ins will can be made by appointmen. Click the link to make an appointment today!

Check out our social media accounts!

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


These are just a few of our upcoming events happening this semester! Make sure to check out our Events Page and follow our social media accounts for up to date info! (click the image for registration and event details)


Reimbursement for Clearance
Check out our Student Awards and Funding page for details on how to get reimbursement for clearance. Reimbursements can take up to two weeks to process, so please plan accordingly. If you require additional support, please contact Jackie Contreras.

Funding Requests
The CEC offers funding opportunities for those teaching SRX courses, as well as those teaching a course or participating in a club that has a community engagement requirement. Applicants may request to use funds for the following including but not limited to course related materials, guest speakers, event co-sponsorships, student clearance costs, etc. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, feel free to email Jackie Contreras or complete the form.

Periclean Faculty Leadership Programâ„¢ in STEM and Social Sciences (Applications are due by March 19tth, 2021)
Faculty are invited to apply to be a Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader (PFL) in STEM and Social Sciences. As a Mellon PFL in STEM and Social Sciences, you will design, teach and assess the outcomes of a new or significantly revised course in STEM and Social Sciences to be taught in 2021-2022. For more information about this award please visit our Faculty Support page or contact Tricia Morgan.

Clean Mobility Outreach Fellow ( with Latino and Latina Roundtable)
The Clean Mobility Outreach Fellow will work with Latino and Latina Roundtable staff to implement their outreach strategy around California’s clean mobility and climate equity programs. They are looking for individuals who are passionate about improving outcomes in the communities they serve and are also committed to learning about environmental justice and access through an equity framework. For more information please call 909.480.6267 or email at info@latinolatinaroundtable.com. All resumes or letters of interest to be submitted to info@latinolatinaroundtable.com. For more details on this Fellowship, click the link.

Kallick Community Service Award (3 Awards Available/Applications due by April 12th, 2021)
The CEC would like to invite you to apply for the Kallick Community Service Award available each semester. This award is open to all students who have completed 100+ hours of community engagement work over the course of the current academic year. Don’t foget you can combine your project hours! For more info or to access our application please visit our Student Awards and Funding Page, or for general questions about other upcoming awards and fellowships offered by the CEC, please contact Jackie Contreras.

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