Pitzer College Celebrates its First Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA Graduating Seniors

Class of 2021On Saturday, May 15, Yusef Pierce ’21 and Freddy Cisneros ’21 will participate in Pitzer College’s virtual commencement celebration from inside a medium-security prison in Norco, CA. Pierce and Cisneros are two of eight members of an initial cohort of students from the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) who have been accepted into—and will graduate from—Pitzer through the College’s new Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA program.
May 13, 2021

Academic Spotlight: Pitzer’s Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA

Pitzer College Tree from logo“The Pitzer Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA is at the heart of Pitzer College’s educational objectives and core values, particularly social and racial justice, social responsibility, and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.” Melvin L. Oliver, President, Pitzer College Innovative Education During Incarceration Damian Busby began taking college courses in prison in 2005. Fifteen years later, on [Read More...]
May 11, 2021

Putting People First

Carla Valdez '21Carla Valdez '21, a mathematical economics major and first-generation STEM student, approaches the application of economics on a personal level. A two-time recipient of an Edison International STEM Scholarship, which supports Chicanx/Latinx students majoring in a STEM discipline, she is passionate about representing underrepresented students who are pursuing science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related fields.
May 10, 2021

Growing Sustainability at Pitzer’s Student Garden

Organic Garden in 2008Pitzer College is collaborating with campus community members to revitalize the garden near the Grove House. Thanks to the support of the Leonard G. Klima Fund, the Student Garden will receive some TLC and new equipment, including a more spacious chicken coop at a new location in the garden.
April 22, 2021

OBSA Celebrates Black History Month this February

Black History Month(February 3, 2021) – OBSA invites you to celebrate Black History Month in and around The Claremont Colleges. They are still collecting events from other organizations, so look for new programs on their social media. Stay connected with @obsaclaremont (IG) and Obsa Claremont (FB). Call for SubmissionsThe Fifth Annual Black Intersections Conference: Justice & Black [Read More...]
February 3, 2021

Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center builds on 20 years of bringing people together to make an impact

This article first appeared in Pitzer College’s alumni magazine, The Participant. Read the full fall/winter edition online. Jenessa Flores Parker ’10 knows that not every child’s early exposure to education is positive. She also realizes how much this matters. As an urban fellow for Pitzer College’s Community Engagement Center (CEC), she spoke with young men at [Read More...]
January 25, 2019