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April 12, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: An Alternative Spring Break: Scripps Students Meet with Bay Area Business Leaders and Creatives

Our group of 10 students drove six hours from Claremont to San Francisco to reach our beautiful Airbnb, a Victorian penthouse apartment located in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Many of us, being Southern Californians, felt glad to be on the trip because we finally got to see the famous city.

March 27, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: Yijia Yang ’18: Creating Volunteer Programs for Students in China

This past summer, Yijia Yang ’18 returned to her alma mater, Chengdu No. 7 High School in Sichuan Province, China, to create volunteer programs to help relieve the intense academic pressure that high school students often feel.

February 10, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grants: Grace Reckers ’18 Is Advocating for Economic Justice in the U.S. and Abroad

This past summer, Grace Reckers ’18 pursued her interests in public health and workers’ rights beyond her Scripps classes, conducting research, participating in outreach and education programs, and learning about nonprofit work in Cuba and Los Angeles. The public policy analysis and biology major used her Laspa We Act grant to travel to Havana for five weeks to work for the El Centro Martin Luther King (CMLK) on improving public access to healthcare. Upon her return, she spent the remainder of her summer assisting the Los Angeles-based Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) with a community health education project.

January 24, 2017

Laspa Center for Leadership: “Leading for Good”: Center Kicks Off a New Series of Leadership Summits

On Thursday evening, January 26, the Laspa Center for Leadership will host “Leading for Good,” the first in a series of biannual leadership summits intended to deepen the Claremont community’s engagement with topics related to women’s leadership. For this inaugural event, Laspa will host a panel of successful corporate, political, and nonprofit leaders to discuss […]

December 16, 2016

The Laspa Center Announces its First-Ever Alternative Spring Break Trip for March 2017

The Laspa Center is excited to announce its first annual Innovative Leadership Alternative Spring Break Trip in San Francisco. This trip will allow the opportunity for 6-10 students to travel to the Bay Area during three days over spring break and meet with companies and individuals to learn first-hand about innovative leadership. The Laspa Center wants […]

December 15, 2016

Laspa Center’s First L-Squad: Who You Are As A Leader, Recap

Laspa Center for Leadership is very excited to have completed their first L-Squad series, “Who You Are as a Leader” this semester.  L-Squads are a brand new series of workshops designed for students to develop leadership skills and explore various leadership styles. To kick off the series, the first L-Squad centered around the theme Learn […]

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.