Pomona College is back in Pomona with new after-school hub

On Saturday, October 14, Pomona College will once again have a physical presence in Pomona with the 5 p.m. opening of the Pomona College Community Engagement Center, a communal hub located at 163 W. Second St. that will offer after-school activities and workshops for high school students.

The center, operated by Pomona College’s Draper Center for Community Partnerships. will remain open after with family-friendly activities.

After-school programs will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and will include games, art projects, tutoring and workshops on college access, post-high school options and more. In time, offerings will expand to allow Pomona College faculty to hold classes there and provide help for nonprofits to conduct community-based research.

“We are here to serve and strengthen our ties with the people of Pomona, particularly the youth,” wrote Associate Dean and Director of the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College Sefa Aina in a news release. “Pomona is in our very name. And we are proud to be back in Pomona in this new way.”

The institute is renting the space from Pomona College alumnus Ed Tessier’s firm, Arteco Partners, a fitting location since the Pomona Arts Colony, where the hub is located, was co-founded by Tessier. For more details, visit pomona.edu/news-events.


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