Community Outreach

Tyler West photo

Tyler West ’16 is a student of principle who walks the walk.

After graduating from CMC this spring, West, who accepted a Fulbright in Thailand to teach English in 2017, will head east to do just that before moving to New Orleans, La., for a teaching stint with Teach For America (TFA), a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students. TFA Corps members commit to teach for two years in high-need urban or rural public schools. Many become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational equity.

Climate Leadership Summit logo superimposed over a photo of San Gabriel Mountains

Claremont McKenna College has been selected to host the National Campus Leadership Council’s (NCLC) 2016 Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CMC students Sam Becker ’19, Will Su ’16, and Jessica Bass ’17 submitted a proposal nominating CMC as host of the 2016 Climate Leadership Summit. The NCLC, Defend Our Future, and the Environmental Defense Fund then selected CMC to host the only summit on the West Coast.

Kah Hoe, EnviroLab Asia Faculty Fellow

EnviroLab Asia (a five-college initiative) recently held a series of events, workshops and a concert on campus (Nov. 1st, 6th and 9th) focusing attention on grave environmental issues currently facing the Asian continent.

EnviroLab Asia is an outgrowth of an exploratory grant that CMC received this year from The Henry Luce Foundation’s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE).

Special Olympics World Games Graphic

Before the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, more than 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries were welcomed to communities throughout Southern California. In collaboration between Claremont McKenna College, Pomona College and the city of Claremont, Special Olympics Delegations from Bolivia, Latvia, Republic of Georgia, and Curacao were welcomed to the Claremont community.

start and finish line

The CMC family was out in force on the morning of July 4 to run the Freedom 5000 1K/5K, an annual community celebration taking place on the tree-lined streets of Claremont.

CMC's group of runners -- comprised of staff, faculty, alumni, family members -- formed one of the largest groups in this annual event kicking off the city's celebration of the Fourth of July.  

On April 23, the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) and the Kravis Prize celebrated their 20th and 10th Anniversaries, respectively, with a jam-packed schedule of multiple events that took place over the morning, afternoon and evening.

Among the many traditions at CMC is its enviable track record in the number of students who win scholarships and fellowships among a nationwide (sometimes worldwide) field of highly competitive applicants. And this year is no different with CMCers finishing in the top rank of some of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. To date, 21 students from CMC have received grant awards this year from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.

Rose Institute of State and Local Government research assistants Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 and Jessica Jin ’16 took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, for presentations related to second- and third-striker prison population data at the Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR)  (California) conference on “Criminal Justice in a Community Perspective” March 26-27 in Sacramento.

This past summer, two CMC students, Ben Fusek ‘17 and Zachariah Oquenda ‘16, embarked on a two-month journey to rural Rwanda through ThinkImpact. ThinkImpact is a social entrepreneurship organization that provides students the opportunity to engage in experimental learning as they work in rural communities to test ideas and prototype changing innovations.

The skies might have been overcast last Friday, but the financial concepts taught by a group of Robert Day School (RDS) volunteers to kids from Banning High School were anything but cloudy.

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