Press Releases

Pitzer College Joins PLACE, an academic-community network for civic engagement and public-humanities work

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (June 26, 2019)–Pitzer College, along with ten colleges and universities across the country, form Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE), a project of Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP). PLACE is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and [Read More...]
June 26, 2019
Spotlights

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
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Pitzer College Named #9 for “Great Financial Aid” and #11 for “Community Service” by Princeton Review

Pitzer Gates on Mills Avenue looking southClaremont, Calif. (August 31, 2016)—The Princeton Review named Pitzer College #9 in “Great Financial Aid” and #11 in “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” in its 2017 edition of The Best 381 Colleges. The Princeton Review surveyed 143,000 students at 381 top colleges, asking undergraduates to rate their schools on dozens of topics. The “Great [Read More...]
August 31, 2016
Press Releases

Pitzer Welcomes Native American Students to Pipeline Program

Claremont, CA (July 12, 2015)—Twenty Native American high school students arrived at Pitzer College today for a two-week residential program that is designed to prepare them for success in higher education—both academically and culturally. The Pitzer College/WesternU’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Program, co-sponsored by Western University of Health Sciences and run by Pitzer’s [Read More...]
July 12, 2015
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Pitzer College Honored for Commitment to Community Engagement

Claremont, Calif. (June 15, 2015) —Pitzer College was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service—the seventh time Pitzer has achieved this distinction. The honor roll highlights colleges and universities dedicated to fostering civic engagement and working with communities to solve problems. Pitzer College [Read More...]
June 15, 2015
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Pitzer College Named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Claremont, Calif. (March 13, 2013) — Pitzer College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is the sixth time Pitzer has been recognized by the President’s honor roll and the first time it was designated with distinction. The awardees were [Read More...]
March 13, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor Gina Lamb Receives Cal Humanities Grant

Claremont, CA (May 10, 2012) — Pitzer College Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies Gina Lamb has received a Community Stories grant from Cal Humanities, a nonprofit that promotes the humanities in California. The grant will fund Lamb’s on-going documentary project about the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe’s culture and community. The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe [Read More...]
May 10, 2012
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Pitzer College Center of California Cultural and Social Issues Receives California Council for the Humanities Grant

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 [Read More...]
April 1, 2010