The Draper Center for Community Partnerships works with Pomona College faculty to provide community engagement opportunities throughout Southern California. Whether as part of a Community Participation (CP) course integrating community work as part of the learning process, a community-based research project, or an extracurricular activity, the Draper Center is available to help Pomona College faculty every step of the way.

Gilda Ochoa (Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies) serves as the 2015-16 Faculty Coordinator for the Draper Center. In that capacity, she supports the creation and execution of Community Partnership courses. She coordinates an annual series of workshops to promote and guide the development of Community Partnership curricula, as well as the process for assigning classes the CP designation. Professor Ochoa also meets with partnering faculty and organizations, compiles and offers suggested readings and other resources to instructors, and provides support in negotiating the logistical demands of CP curricula.

For more information or to request advice feel free to email her.