Community Partner Profiles

Partners are listed in alphabetical order

Adelanto Water Justice Coalition
Partner Contact [email protected]

a group dedicated to ensuring the residents of Adelanto have equitable access to clean and safe water. 

Keywords: Organizing, Research and Social Media


Bright Prospects
Partner Contact | Anna Felcyn

Bright Prospect empowers low-income, first-generation students to gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years.

Keywords: College Access and Mentoring


Claremont After School Programs (CLASP)
Partner Contact | Cristina Antoniolli

CLASP is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that collaborates with the City of Claremont and Claremont Unified School District, as well as local businesses, nonprofits, and regional foundations. Individual donations are a major portion of CLASP’S budget.

\Keywords: Tutoring, and Mentoring


Claremont Supported Agriculture (Claremont Market Shares)
IG | @claremontsupportedagriculture

Claremont Agricultural supported is a club that supports locol farmers and promotes health equity by providing locally grown fresh food to the campus community.


ConductAbility
Partner Contact | Kelly Heimdahl and Borbala Goda

Since 1997, ConductAbility has been providing Conductive Education programs for people from 6 months to young adults. Our Danbury program is integrated into a public school classroom and specializes in the combination of Conductive Education and assistive technology. We also have private programs including our After-School program and our Summer Program. ConductAbility, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that exists to develop the abilities of people with neuro-motor impairments by providing Conductive Education programs in both public special education and private settings, working toward the increased independence and self-esteem of the whole person, physically, cognitively, and socially.

Keywords: Social Media, Film, Tutoring, and Mentoring


CYFC (Children Youth and Family Collaborative)
Partner Contact | Lydia Cincore Templeton, LaTasha Dennis, and Dyala Alameddine

CYFC’s mission is “to establish partnerships with school districts, youth-centered organizations and youth in foster care for the purpose of ensuring that foster youth graduate from high school, postsecondary institutions and transition to rewarding careers, gainful employment and successful lives”. Since the COVID-19 health crisis started, CYFC has been exploring distance learning tools for their tutoring and mentorship program.

Keywords: Tutoring, Mentoring, Foster Youth, and College Access


Day Labor Organizations

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC)
Partner Contact | Fanelly Millan

The PEOC is a non-profit day labor organization whose mission is to provide an opportunity for day laborers to find safe work at a fair wage, to obtain new trades and skills that improve their employability and quality of life, and to improve overall conditions for all immigrant workers. The PEOC is made up of day laborers, household workers, other low-wage, immigrant workers, community leaders, Pomona residents, students from Claremont Colleges, and supporters of worker and immigrants rights coalition leaders.

Fernando Pedraza Community Coalition

The FPCC continues the mission of the jornalero activist Fernando Pedraza who was tragically killed when hit by a car while at the corner on May 5, 2007. He was a leader of the corner who wanted what was best for the workers of Arrow and Grove – to cultivate a more positive perception of jornaleros and ask the City of Rancho Cucamonga for a safe environment to find work.

FPCC’s primary goals include increasing the financial security, safety, health, civic participation and human rights of day laborers in the Pomona Valley region, along with addressing and working to change the systemic obstacles that stand in the way of achieving those goals.

Corner of Arrow and Grove, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Keywords: Encuentros (dialogues), Labor, Immigration, ELL, and Organizing

Encuentros
Partner Contact |
Fanelly Milan, and Jose Calderon
IG | @encuentrospz

Collaboration with day laborers from the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and Pitzer Students.

Keywords: Encuentros (dialogues), Labor, Immigration, ELL, and Organizing


El Sol Neighborhood Education Center
Partner Contact | Vilma Lopez and Leonor Garcia

El Sol is a pioneer in Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Promotores programs in the Inland Empire. El Sol is the leading agency focused on identifying, training, deploying, and supporting CHWs and promotores in the region.

Keywords: Youth Organizing, Research, Education, Mentoring, Activism


Fore the People (FTP)
Partner Contact | Tricia Morgan

Fore The People (FTP) was founded in 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aubrey. FTP is a national organization in the United States whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and institutional racism by building local power. FTP intends to combat acts of violence, inequities in education, provide advocacy for marginalized individuals and groups, and fight racism and discrimination.

We are a collective group of freedom fighters and activists who believe that marginalized people need to be supported and united to obtain our freedom, justice, and equality. We also believe that Black people need fair, safe, and equitable learning spaces in order to thrive and put an end to the school to prison pipeline. We are a movement that advances issues affecting our community to the forefront. The time is now!

Keywords: Organizing and Research


Gente Organizada
Partner Contact |
Jesus Sanchez

Gente Organizada (Gente) is a community-led social action non-profit organization based in Pomona whose mission is to organize to build intergenerational power and wellness for youth and immigrant families in Pomona.

Keywords: Youth Organizing, Research, Education, Mentoring, Activism


Homework Club
Partner Contact | Jocelyn Rangel and/or [email protected]

Pomona Public Library Homework Club is a partnership between the Pomona Public Library Foundation and the Pomona Unified School District. The Homework Club works closely with partners with local University students to ensure that students and their parents can find the best free drop in tutoring program in the local community.

Keywords: Tutoring and Mentoring


Home-y-made Meals
Partner Contact | Alex Yoon

Keywords: Food Security


Huerta Del Valle (HDV)
Partner Contact | TBA

We envision one garden every mile in our region. ​We envision a city where all people can eat delicious, nutritious, fresh, local, sustainably produced and just food through farming, healthy food access, nutrition education, sustainable production and distribution, and economic development addressing complex regional health issues. Our mission is to cultivate an organization of community members to grow our own organic crops. Through growing our food we work toward sustainable community empowerment and health: creating meaningful work, building lasting skills and developing strong relationships within the region. “Growing change in the Inland Valley.”

Keywords: Food Access and Community Service


Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Partner Contact | Eddie Torres

The ICIJ, is composed of over 35 organizations that serve the immigrant community in the Inland Empire. The IC4IJ currently focuses on advocacy, changing the narrative, and capacity building. Our coalition engages in policy advocacy, community organizing and education, and rapid response to ICE and border patrol operations. We are collectively changing the narrative of the one million immigrants who live, thrive, and are a foundational part of the fabric of the IE. We are building organizational capacity through leadership development, cooperation, support networks, and shared regional strategies. Lastly, the IC4IJ provides resources such as training, technical support, and grants to coalition partners to further support their efforts and mission in the region.

Keywords: Immigration, organizing, education, research


IEIYC (Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective)
Partner Contact | Angel Fajardo

Founded in 2010, we create a safe space for immigrant youth to express themselves and achieve their full potential, identity that intersects with being undocumented. Through grassroots organizing, our mission is to engage youth to gain equal access to higher education and professional development and to seek justice for the immigrant community by empowering those most impacted by unjust policies. Our approach to these objectives are grounded in: Community building, Youth Development, Creativity and Artistic Expression, Healing and Restorative Justice, and Civic Participation and Political Education.

Keywords: Organizing, Mentoring, College Access, Immigration, and Social Media


Immigrant Rising
Partner Contact | Estefania Hermosillo

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

Keywords: Organizing, Mentoring, and Social Media


Jumpstart
Pitzer Staff Contact | Jenessa Flores Parker, Jumpstart Site Manager
Location | Atherton Residential Hall 415-417, Pitzer College

Jumpstart is a national non-profit working toward the day every child enters school prepared to succeed. Through Jumpstart, college students work in teams in local preschools serving low-income neighborhoods. Through our focus on school success, family involvement and developing future teachers, Jumpstart works to create a nurturing environment where children can thrive, and advocates for equality in access to high-quality education.
Claremont College students work in teams of 5-6 spending about 8-10 hours in their preschool classroom. These students reach out to families and the greater community, working to create a positive and enriching learning environment for these local children. Find out more about Jumpstart Claremont.
Jumpstart Claremont currently partners with Easter Seals Child Development Center in Upland and Easter Seals Child Development Center in Montclair.

Keywords: Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Mentoring


Just San Bernardino
Partner Contact | Michael Segura

Just SB represents a range of organizations at various capacities involved in economic mobility, grassroots organizing and power building, community development, and racial equity work in San Bernardino and the broader Inland Empire region. The organizations include Arts Connection, Blu Educational Foundation, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement, Inland Empire Labor Council, Inland Congregations United for Change, Warehouse Worker Resource Center, People’s Collective for Environmental Justice, and the Time for Change Foundation. The Just San Bernardino Collaborative (Just SB) is looking to change the story of our city’s economic development and raise the bar for San Bernardino working families by working together with residents to create a community-centered economy planned for the people and led by the people.

Keywords: Research, Reporting and Interviews


Latino/a Roundtable
Partner Contact | Lina Mira

Welcome to our Roundtable. We are the Latino & Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. We care about social, political, and economic justice for our community. The Latino/a Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley is an non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, civic engagement, advancing leadership, and to provide a proactive voice.

Keywords: Research and Social Media


National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles
Partner Contact | Rebecca Brown

Since 1984, Literacy for All of Monterey Park (LAMP) has been a leader in adult and family literacy programs. They work to improve human lives by providing high-quality, learner-centered literacy services to the San Gabriel Valley at no cost. Trained volunteers in one-to-one, small group, and classroom settings provide tutoring and instruction.

We work tirelessly towards our mission of uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

Keywords: Organizing and Research


Pilgrim Place
Partner Contact | Natalie Shiras

Pilgrim Place is a community of persons who have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others and continue to do so in retirement. Woven into daily activities and practices at Pilgrim Place are themes of service to each other, support of local and global peace, advocacy for social justice efforts and a passion for environmental stewardship. Intentional acts of service, friendship and activism are at the core of our ethos. Underpinning all of this is a commitment to racial, sexual and religious diversity.

Current Pillar Connections: Educational Access
Keywords: Community Conversations and Research


Pomona Unified School District
Partner Contact | Patty Azevedo

The Pomona Unified School District, in partnership with parents and community, provides a well-rounded, challenging, and quality educational program that develops character and integrity. Students are equipped and empowered through academic opportunities, career and technical experiences, and whole-student supports needed for college and career success. A service culture of operational excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement empowers all to flourish with trust and pride.

Keywords: Tutoring, Mentoring, peer counseling


Prison Library Project
Partner Contact |
Ivan Mendez

The Prison Library Project’s mission is to provide free reading materials to inmates nationwide. We prioritize educational and self-help literature and recognize the value of literacy development through active engagement with books in general.

Keywords: Community Service


Project LETS
Partner Contact | Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu

Project LETS is a national grassroots organization and movement led by and for folks with lived experience of mental illness/madness, Disability, trauma, & neurodivergence. We specialize in building just, responsive, and transformative peer support collectives and community mental health care structures that do not depend on state-sanctioned systems that trap our folks in the medical/prison-industrial complex. We work for and with multiply marginalized folks in our communities to provide access, political education, & material resources that are needed to survive and thrive. We believe in a world without systems of oppression, where non-carceral responses to crises are the norm!

Keywords: Research and Organizing


Promise Scholars
Partner Contact | Raelyne Monroe

The Ontario-Montclair Schools Foundation is the convening nonprofit coordinating Promise Scholars. The Foundation’s mission is to help children achieve their college and career dreams. We accomplish this through the Promise Scholars program which works to ensure all students in the community have access to an education after high school. We believe education = opportunity, equity, empowerment, economic vitality and a healthy community. We believe that everyone who wants to go to college can go to college. We help all students and parents with awareness, information, and navigational support on the path to a college degree or certificate.

Keywords: Tutoring, Mentoring and College Access


Prototypes Womens Center Pomona 
Partner Contact | Mechelle Monroe

The Ontario-Montclair Schools Foundation is the convening nonprofit coordinating Promise Scholars. The Foundation’s mission is to help children achieve their college and career dreams. We accomplish this through the Promise Scholars program which works to ensure all students in the community have access to an education after high school. We believe education = opportunity, equity, empowerment, economic vitality and a healthy community. We believe that everyone who wants to go to college can go to college. We help all students and parents with awareness, information, and navigational support on the path to a college degree or certificate.

Keywords: Mentoring and classes


Tutors for a Cause (TFAC)
Club Contact |
Isabella Pollalis [email protected]

On-campus and student-run, the objective of our tutoring and mentoring program is to attend to the under-served children of our own community. By working with children of our dining hall staff, Pitzer students are able to cultivate personal and meaningful relationships with staff members who work hard for us every day, yet remain nameless faces to the majority of students served. Tutors for a Cause was founded in 2007, when members of our dining hall staff expressed concern that they could not provide their children with critical homework help. To meet this need, founder Nancy Murillo (PZ ’10) envisioned a program in which Pitzer students would share both their academic and non-academic abilities with the children of our staff.


Uncommon Good
Partner Contact | Bobbie Jo Holguin

The mission of Uncommon Good is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and to work for the restoration of our planet. These two goals are intertwined, since the alleviation of poverty depends upon having a healthy earth with enough resources to support everyone. We accomplish these goals by helping underprivileged children succeed in school and go to college, by supporting young doctors who are bringing health and wellness into underserved communities, and through a variety of environmental initiatives.

Keywords: Tutoring, Mentoring and College Access


WWRC
Partner Contact | Eddie Gonzalez

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center began as a project of warehouse workers, community advocates and Warehouse Workers United, a worker organization. While Warehouse Workers United no longer exists, its leaders, legacy and successes helped shape the mission and strength of the Warehouse Worker Resource Center.

Warehouse Workers United was originally founded in 2009 to bring together warehouse workers in Southern California and worked closely with community groups in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in Southern California including the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center and CCAEJ as well as national coalitions and groups like the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, Council on Occupational Health and Safety, the Food Chain Workers Alliance and the Staffing Workers Alliance.

Keywords: Labor Rights