Student Coordinators

Students and children working on a mosiac

The Draper Center employs 12-17 student coordinators each year. Coordinators work with Draper Center staff to manage volunteers, to arrange program logistics, and to partner with community organizations. Coordinators focus on two to three programs throughout the year. Applications to become a student coordinator for the 2014-2015 school year are now available.


Community Engagement Coordinators plan, develop and evaluate community work, events and opportunities, organize shuttle drivers to support all of the Center's programs, and prepare for and direct Alternative Spring Breaks.

Educational Outreach Coordinator organize campus programs for middle and high school students, and assist with educational outreach programs like Pomona Partners, LINC, and the Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS).

Community Based Research and Learning Coordinators examine community based research and learning programs on other college campuses, facilitate community based research and learning website, compose guidelines for community based research and learning classes, and coordinate activities of students in community based research and learning classes.

Media Coordinators create and maintain Draper Center social media accounts, foster on-campus awareness of  programs and activities, and work closely with faculty and staff to effectively and efficiently market all Draper Center events. They coordinate publicity not related to community work.

Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) Summer Program staff

Teacher Assistants support students inside and outside of the classroom.In a typical day, TAs collaborate with Pomona College professors and assist students with their math and Critical Inquiry homework. TAs also lead their own elective courses and live with the students in the residence halls.

Resident Advisor support students primarily while they are in residence in the residence halls and have the primary responsibility for the safety and well-being of students. RAs are also responsible for arranging nightly programming and Friday field trips.

Writing and Math Tutors attend math/critical inquiry classes M-Th on a rotating basis and holds late afternoon and evening homework sessions. In a typical day, the tutors will spend 1.5 hours in the classroom and in the afternoons and evenings, engages in homework activities.

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Shuttle Drivers

The Draper Center employs a corps of shuttle drivers to drive volunteers to and from projects and programs. Eligible applicants can become registered Pomona College drivers after submitting their applications. Drivers are hired each fall.