Laspa Center

December 5, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

August 1, 2016

Scripps College Announces Fall 2016 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events Series

Scripps College announced today its fall public events season that features a series of lively discussions with some of today’s most compelling figures on topics at the heart of America’s public discourse this presidential election year. The fall 2016 Scripps Presents season will feature personalities such as former MSNBC host and race and social justice […]

May 4, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership: We Act Action and Research Grants Recipients Announced for 2016

The Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College has awarded five We Act Action and Research Grants for 2016. Each student recipient will execute a yearlong, self-designed project to “transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action, demonstrate creative and effective problem-solving, create partnerships in the public or private sector, and produce outcomes that make a […]

January 15, 2016

Laspa Action Grants: Raquel Selcer ’17

In her hometown of Humboldt County, California, Raquel Selcer ’17 worked with Planned Parenthood to create a peer health educator program that would provide better access to healthcare information to the increasing Latina/o population.

December 17, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Grace Dahlstrom ’17

Today, women entering careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) are underrepresented, and they must often face hurdles such as wage gaps and gender biases.

November 25, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Maya Espiritu ’16

More than 40 years after the fall of Saigon, the tragic consequences of war are still all too apparent in Vietnam. Maya Espiritu ’16 used her LASPA Action Grant this past summer to document the ongoing effects of Agent Orange, as well as other chemical weapons used during the Vietnam War, on today’s children in Vietnam.

November 23, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Alexandra Harder ’17

When women are released from prison, they often find themselves lacking the financial resources and job skills they need to begin their new lives. Alexandra Harder ’17 used her LASPA Action Grant to help improve a program focused on building networking, communication, and entrepreneurial skills for these women and the student interns who also participated.

November 8, 2015

Laspa Action Grants: Edith Ortega ’18

The Laspa Action Grants were established to provide opportunities for students to transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action; demonstrate creative and effective problem solving; create partnership(s) in the public or private sector; and produce outcomes that make a positive impact. Students partnered with faculty advisors to submit grant proposals, and the Laspa Center for Leadership steering […]

March 23, 2015

Scripps College Welcomes Lisa Watson as new Laspa Director

Scripps College announced today that Lisa Watson has been selected as its founding director for the new LASPA Center. Named for trustees Eileen Schock Laspa ’67 and Jude Laspa HMC ’65, the center will provide expanded opportunities and resources to help Scripps students transform knowledge, passion, and ideas into action.

March 18, 2013

Laspa Center for Leadership at Scripps College Established With $5 Million Gift

President Lori Bettison-Varga today announced a $5 million gift to establish a women’s leadership center at Scripps College. The new center will be named in honor of Eileen Schock Laspa ’67, P’95 and Jude Laspa, Harvey Mudd College ’65, P’95 who made the keystone gift. The LASPA Center for Leadership at Scripps College, the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges, will embody programming focusing on 21st century leadership including Leadership, Analysis, Scholarship, Public Service and Action.