Town meets Gown in annual community event
On Tuesday, November 15, The Claremont Colleges hosted its annual Town & Gown event bringing together local community members (town) with the college community (gown) to foster the relationship between the colleges and the City of Claremont.
Market lights canopied Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre as Claremont officials mingled with institutional stakeholders. Also in attendance were community organizations supported by The Claremont Colleges, including Claremont After School Programs, Claremont Educational Foundation, Crossroads, Inc., Rotary Club of Claremont, Shoes That Fit, Uncommon Good, California Botanic Garden, Harvey Mudd College’s Homework Hotline, The Claremont Colleges Library, and Scripps College’s Mellon Interdisciplinary Humanities Initiative Partner Organizations. Each community organization hosted a table during the event, sharing their organization’s mission and services with attendees.
The event included a short program, It Takes a Village, which began with opening remarks from Claremont Graduate University President Len Jessup recalling the vision that established the Claremont Colleges more than 135 years ago. Scripps College President Suzanne Keen followed, highlighting the community organizations in attendance and the impactful work these organizations do in the community. Concluding the program was Claremont Mayor Jed Leano, who thanked the Colleges for their support and contributions to the Claremont community.