Sacramento CP&R Trek

Sacramento Trek cohort in front of the state capitol building        Over fall break, a cohort of eleven students traveled to Sacramento, CA to explore different parts of the state capital as part of Career Planning & Resources’ Career Exploration Trek. With an itinerary of events showcasing the various opportunities in political engagement that Sacramento offers, students were able to meet and network … Continue reading Sacramento CP&R Trek

Mini We Act Grant Recipient Sabina Hills-Villalobos

Uncommon Good is a Claremont-based nonprofit organization whose mission is “to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and to work for the restoration of our planet… [by] by helping underprivileged children succeed in their educations, working with young doctors in underserved communities, and creating environmental initiatives” such as their urban agriculture program. The Laspa Center for Leadership supports the nonprofit’s mentorship program for middle and high … Continue reading Mini We Act Grant Recipient Sabina Hills-Villalobos

WE VOTE! The 2018 Midterm Election

The Laspa Center for Leadership collaborated with Harper Mills (SCR ’20) and Maggie Thompson (SCR ’20), to register students to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, and help them acquire absentee ballots. Harper and Maggie felt strongly about getting their peers to vote and partnered with the Laspa Center to take action.  Harper explains, “we wanted to do everything we could to ensure student voices are heard. We found the predominant narrative surrounding the political engagement of young … Continue reading WE VOTE! The 2018 Midterm Election

Mini We Act Grant Recipient Lauren Shoemaker

  Lauren Shoemaker ‘19 is psychology major form Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the PSI-CHI Scripps’ club and the international honors society. This fall semester, Lauren received a Mini We Act Grant from the Laspa Center for Leadership for her volunteer work in hospice care in the LA area. She has done this type of volunteer work during past summers and was granted the same funding … Continue reading Mini We Act Grant Recipient Lauren Shoemaker

Outdoor Leaders at Scripps

The Laspa Center’s Scholar in Action, Eleanor Schiffler, recently interviewed several Scripps Students that identify as Outdoor Leaders. She wanted to hear about what outdoor leadership they participate in at Scripps and where they would like to see it go in the future. Below are select leaders from clubs like OTL, OWL and the OEC– overall though, there are many other outdoor leaders at Scripps that … Continue reading Outdoor Leaders at Scripps

April Student Leader: Clarisse Salazar

The Laspa Center’s Scholar in Action, Samantha Nuno, recently met up with Clarisse Salazar ‘18, to ask her a few questions and present her leadership recognition. Clarisse is the Laspa Center’s first Student Leader Spotlight recipient. Clarisse Salazar grew up a few years in Whittier, California before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. She was determined to come back to California and did so for college. She … Continue reading April Student Leader: Clarisse Salazar

Ijeoma Oluo: “So You Want to Talk About Race”

“There is no compromise to be had, none whatsoever, when it comes to racial justice. There are no baby steps that are acceptable. There is no middle to meet in. Everything short of racial justice is white supremacy. Everything.” Above is an excerpt from “There is No Middle Ground Between Racism and Justice,” a powerful piece written by Ijeoma Oluo. Oluo is a Seattle based … Continue reading Ijeoma Oluo: “So You Want to Talk About Race”