Claremont, Calif. (April 1, 2010) — The Pitzer College Center of California Cultural and Social Issues (CCCSI) received a California Council for the Humanities Grant for the continual expansion of Borrowed Voices, a community-based writing and self-expression program that develops the stories of incarcerated youth and delivers them to a broader audience.
Since 2001, Pitzer College has worked in partnership with Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige, a Los Angeles County juvenile detention camp, to develop programs in poetry, tutoring, gardening, visual arts and theater. The program is currently working with over 100 Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige wards. Pitzer students and staff have expanded the Borrowed Voices program to a second site, Camp Glenn Rockey, in San Dimas. With the support of a one-year grant from the Clinton Global Initiative, CCCSI is also helping to develop a library at Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige.
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