Health & Environment

  • A Cleaner Tomorrow (ACT)- Environment

    A Cleaner Tomorrow (ACT)
    Pitzer College student club that works with elementary school students in Ontario and Claremont, California. Our focus is on creating interdisciplinary activities that encourage environmental preservation, promote healthy ecological practices, and engage youth to take action. The group covers topics such as climate change, endangered species, water conservation, food justice, and resource preservation.  We hope to foster the activist in every elementary student to be the voice of the natural world.  Through interactive and hands-on teaching methods, we believe our program will motivate a new generation of environmental activists.

    The educational values of our program is to connect with the students we engage with, but also to achieve our personal ACT goals.  This includes creating clear and concise lesson planning, working with others, problem solving, developing mentorship with children, getting involved with the Ontario and Claremont communities, and engaging in a greater understanding of cultures.

    Feby Boediarto: fboediar@students.pitzer.edu.

  • Claremont Market Shares-Health &Environment

    Claremont Market Shares
    Engage with Local Farms ☻ Provide Local and Sustainable Produce ☻ Work on Campus

    Claremont Market Shares is a student-run food distribution program in Claremont, CA that connects college students, staff and faculty with affordable weekly shares of locally and sustainably grown produce. Belmont Pinger, a Pitzer College freshman, established the program in 2014 with the goal of creating a more transparent and equitable market for farmers and consumers. Market Shares supports small family farms in neighboring counties that would normally fail in the dominant industrial agriculture system. Offering staff half price shares supplies families in food insecure areas with healthy and affordable produce.

    Get involved as a paid work-study position or volunteer. We are looking for 20-30 dedicated workers/volunteers who will come out every Thursday, for a two-four hour shift between 11am-6pm, to help hand out boxes of produce to faculty, staff and students.

    Email: claremontmarketshares@gmail.com.

  • House of Ruth-Health

    House of Ruth
    House of Ruth’s mission is to advocate for and assist women victimized by domestic violence and children exposed to violence in transforming their lives by providing culturally competent shelter, programs, opportunities and education; and to contribute to social change through intervention, education, prevention programs and community awareness.

    Development Intern
    Description: House of Ruth is looking for a development intern interested in attaining fundraising, grant writing and event management skills. The intern should be available to work at least 15-20 hours per week.
    Projects include:
    • Assisting in the management of House of Ruth’s donor database
    • Assisting with fundraising events
    • Researching potential corporate and in-kind donations
    • Administrative tasks related to Development (e.g. mailings and filing)
    • Grant research and some grant writing (no grant writing experience necessary, but writing experience is preferred)
    We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, has exceptional organizational skills and takes initiative on assigned projects. Enthusiasm and a passion for the cause is a must.
    This is an unpaid internship, but can be completed for class credit.

    If you are interested in applying to this position, send a resume and cover letter to:
    Pat Bell
    Director of Development
    development@houseofruthinc.org

    Clearance Requirements:
    Liability Waiver; Photo Release; CEC Ethics Contract; attend mandatory CEC Orientation.

  • Prototypes- Health

    Prototypes Women’s Center Pomona
    Prototypes Center for Innovation in Health, Mental Health and Social Services is a nonprofit agency that was founded in 1986 to help “women and their families who are dealing with complex problems such as substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, domestic violence and other trauma.”

    831 E. Arrow Highway
    Pomona, CA 91767
    1 (909) 398-4383
    www.prototypes.org

    Faculty Liaison: Laura Harris – Professor of English and World Literature