Community Engagement

Statement on Community Engagement

“Community Engagement” is one of the most popular terms used currently for the work of students and engaged scholars who see the academy as inextricably tied to the challenges and movements of social systems and communities outside the walls of the university….” Read full Community Engagement Statement here!

CEC and PIO team

Community Partners

These are some of the local community organizations that I have worked with over the years in community-based research efforts, teaching collaboratives, and/or supervising student interns in semester or year long placements at these sites.

Prison Education

Inside-Out Partnership

Camp Afflerbaugh Paige


Huerta del Valle / Health Coaches Partnership

Native Communities Partnerships


Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ)

Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Collective (IE-IYC)

Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC)

Community Engagement Center (CEC) / Pitzer in Ontario (PIO)

IntroductionHicksPeterson_Isaiah gardening at Tongva garden for MLK of service
Never too young to start community engagement, my 22-month-old son, Isaiah Peterson, does some planting during our MLK Jr. Day of Service at the Chaffey Communities Center “Living Histories” garden, as part of Pitzer’s partnership with local native elder Barbara Drake.

More information about partnership activities coming soon!