CEC Ideas and Resources for Remote Community Engagement

COVID-19 Community Partner Support: On behalf of the Community Engagement Center and CASA Pitzer, we would like to share with you efforts being made in support of our community partners.

Meeting Partner Needs: It is important for you to be in touch with your partners to determine what would be most helpful for them at this time. It is OK to shift your plans for the semester. Students should also be incorporated into brainstorming sessions about how to continue to engage and meet everyone’s needs digitally. CEC can provide further guidance as desired.

Partner Reporting and Resource Gathering Assistance: Students and faculty may find their partners desire assistance gathering and sharing resources, movements, and actions for members of their communities such as these examples:

Grant Writing or Partner Fundraising Support: CEC is happy to help pay a consultant’s fee for assistance with grant writing with your partners. We recommend Dr. Gloria Montiel who teaches and has helped develop the CGU Allies of Dreamers certificate program. Bio here and contact here: [email protected] Please reach out to the CEC to receive support to use your own consultant. You must also be in touch with Pitzer’s Advancement office if you wish to seek out grants for Pitzer.

Remote Tutoring: Harvey Mudd’s Homework Hotline is live – students (of any ages) and their parents can call in to ask questions about homework help and be walked through problems with college student assistance. Harvey Mudd is also willing to help Pitzer students/ faculty establish their own remote tutoring programming as well.

Additional Community-Based Free Resources

CEC/ CASA Online Teaching and Engagement Resources: CEC and CASA staff have assembled a number of resources, forums for sharing, and have developed new avenues of support for faculty, students, and partners during this time. Please see below:

Broader Online Teaching and Engagement Resources:

Intentional Wellbeing Practices (can be practiced with students, partners, families, friends, and colleagues):