The Draper Center for Community Partnerships

We are located at 735 N. Dartmouth Ave., on the Pomona College campus.

Operating as usual


Pomona College’s Department of Theatre, The Draper Center for Community Partnerships, and Garey High School presents Theatre with Young Audiences’ Out From Under!

Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 11:00am and 7:30pm in the Allen Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont, CA 91711) 

For 17 years, Pomona College has brought a unique and special Theatre program, Theatre with Young Audiences (TYA), to various schools within the Pomona Unified School District. Since the start of this 2023-2024 school year, TYA has been working with Garey High School and your student has been participating and engaging with this program.
Through this program, Garey students work with Pomona College Professor Rose Portillo and college students from the Claremont Colleges to strengthen their communication and language skills, increase their confidence, and develop a supportive learning community as they prepare to perform a play. This year, their culminating work will be a result in a performance of the play Out from Under, by Rose Portillo, which will be performed at Pomona College.

We are very proud of the work our students are accomplishing and we look forward to sharing their work with you! Please COME and celebrate this accomplishment! Friends and Family welcomed!


In collaboration with the Draper Center and CLSA, this year’s 5C Latinx San Diego Alternabreak group is organizing a donation drive!

Due to the heavy floods from the past month in San Diego, communities are still recovering and are asking for donations! Any clothing and food donations are more than welcome at the designated donation places across the 5Cs!

Last day to drop off any donations is Friday, March 8th! 🫡


Join us for PomonaBSU’s 2nd Annual Black Youth Conference!
For middle school, high school students + their families!
Register with the QR code🫶🏾
For more info dm us!

Photos from Tri-City Mental Health Services's post 12/21/2023

Thank you Tri-City Mental Health Services!


no Spring Break plans? 😔

Alternabreak 2024 is a few months away! join us for an info session to learn more about this all-expense paid service engagement trip 😁

Photos from Pomona College Community Engagement Center - PCCEC's post 10/25/2023

We invite you all to share and repost! ❤️




The Draper Center is participating (and holding a cheering, hydration, and snack station) in the city of Pomona Annual 5k/10k on Saturday, October 14th!

The first FIVE groups of 4 will get exclusively sponsored by the Draper Center (all registration materials included)! We will reach out to you if you made the cut!

Everyone else, you may use the code: DRAPER23 to receive $10 off your registration at !

Questions? DM us or email us at [email protected] !

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 08/29/2023

join us for an info session next week on Tuesday, September 5th at 4:30pm or Thursday, September 7th at 5:30 pm at the Draper Center! come learn about the important work the PAYS Program does and become involved with an amazing community of scholars from the Inland Empire and LA area! snacks will be provided!

if you have any questions feel free to stop by the Draper Center and/or email PAYS at [email protected]!

PAYS Volunteer Interest Form in bio! 🫡


while Kristin is no stranger to Draper or Pomona…join us in welcoming and congratulating Kristin to the Draper Team as the newest Post-Baccalaureate for Educational Outreach!

“Kristin Walters (she/her) is a first-generation, low-income, Caribbean who is very excited to join the Draper Team! She’s from Broward, Florida, and a Posse Miami Scholar! During her time at Pomona, she dedicated most of her time at Draper working with Sista2Sista and PAYS as a coordinator. Her passion is driven by helping students from similar backgrounds to achieve all that they can and more! After graduating with a degree in Mathematics she looks forward to continue her work with students! Stop by the Draper Center to learn about our different programs or to just stop by and say hi!”

we are so lucky and excited to have you on our team! 🫶🏽

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 08/07/2023

and on THAT note…

Join us this Saturday in Downtown Pomona for the 2nd Saturday Art Walk at our new community space - DriP (more info to come!) for Bracelet Making!

this event is FREE and ALL are welcomed! JOIN US!

WHEN: Saturday, August 12
TIME: 6-10pm
WHERE: The DRIP (163 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766)

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 08/07/2023

the 23-24 academic year is starting soon and we are super excited to get the ball rolling with the amazing programming we have in store!

slide 1: isn’t this the best looking team? 🤩

slide 2 - some of the Draper Team ran into Stephanie Adams-Rios, former Assistant Director of Educational Outreach, in the Bay Area during the PAYS Road-2-College Trip! 🙌🏽

Once-Skeptical Student Becomes Teacher in Pomona College Academy for Youth Success | Pomona College in Claremont, California - Pomona College 06/08/2023

Check out our newest story about Pomona College Academy for Youth Success - Formerly SSEP! ♥️

Once-Skeptical Student Becomes Teacher in Pomona College Academy for Youth Success | Pomona College in Claremont, California - Pomona College For 20 years, the Pomona College Academy for Youth Success has helped students in Greater Los Angeles get ready for college through an intensive, three-summer residential program on campus. Students have gone on to attend the nation’s top colleges.

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 05/08/2023

✨CLASS✨ of 2023! we couldn’t do the work we do without the amazing contributions from our seniors 🫶🏼💗 thankful for each of you!

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 05/08/2023

class OF 2023 🎓 let’s give it up for two more of our seniors, Sean and Angie!

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 05/08/2023

it’s time for to show our seniors some love 🫶🏼 give it up for Tramy, Nick, Akosua, and Delmy! 🎓

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 05/08/2023

as graduation gets closer, we want to recognize our AMAZING Draper Center Seniors — we are beyond proud of each of you. Give it up for Michael, Alanna, Kristin, Ash, and María José!


our march social event is coming up…and it’s a board game night! with (drum roll please) boba and banh mis for the first 15 students! put it on your calendars 😌


come thru to our workshop at the Hive where we’ll be learning about creativity within the scope of our volunteer work! we encourage you to RSVP in the link in bio! dinner will be provided 👀 capacity limit is 25 so be sure to show up early!

Photos from African American Advisory Alliance - Pomona's post 02/10/2023

huge s/o to the African American Advisory Alliance, The School of Arts + Enterprise, Draper’s very own Rita Shaw!


don’t miss this info session today & thursday for another one of our programs that is ramping up — Next Level!


we know you’ve missed our social events, so here’s the first one for the semester! join us next wednesday at 5:30 here at the draper center :) volunteers and coordinators are welcome! even if you’re a prospective volunteer looking for a cool community 🤩🌸🌟


one of our programs is finally making a comeback! attend the LINC info session this upcoming week if you’re interested in working with elementary school students!


Pomona Partners is hosting an orientation for the Spring Semester! We look to build meaningful connections with youth in Pomona. If you are interested, join us in of our orientation sessions at the Draper Center (Friday, January 27th 3-5PM or, Monday, January 30th from 5-7PM)and learn more about how you can engage with our program!

Pomona Partners is a non-academic mentoring program for Fremont Academy students. Every week, our Partners lead students through activities focusing on self-realization, empowerment, and social awareness. Activities include arts and crafts, filed trips to museums, field days, games and more! Within a supportive and engaging atmosphere, students work to create a space where they can express themselves and gain a greater understanding of one another. Pomona Partners encourages students to see themselves as agents of change in their community and supports students as they shape their own futures.

Snacks and other refreshments will be provided!

For more information, message us on Instagram, or email us at [email protected]

Photos from The Draper Center for Community Partnerships's post 12/07/2022

✨ weekly highlight time! ✨

meet health bridges! as one of our community engagement programs, health bridges works alongside low income or LEP patients (limited english proficiency) so that they receive care in their native tongues at Pomona Valley Hospital. They also partner with clubs and organizations to bring health literacy workshops and resources to the broader community! This past semester, they hosted a Health Summit with our PAYS program! To learn more, check out the links in our bio!


LINC is coming back! We invite you to an info session — which will be recorded! Link to Zoom can be found in our bio!


the alternabreak application deadline has been extended — thank you to all the folks who DM’ed or emailed us to let us know the site was having technical difficulties and thanks to all who have already applied! we’re excited to read your apps 🥳


Meet Veronica! As a coordinator for Next Level, Vero is a one of our amazing students in the office! Her favorite dining hall is Collins solely because of their Dole Whip! Right now, the Midnights album by Taylor Swift is on repeat, and her go to late night snack is chocolate covered pretzels! Say hi to Vero if you see her around :)


midterms got you stressed? do you need an excuse to self-care with some food and mock tails? look no further, draper’s got you 😌

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this past semester, Tatiana Jaimes ‘26 has been putting in so much love into the Next Level, a program that runs out of ...
meet one of our senior coordinators, Michael! Michael is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a song on repeat is Me Too, by Me...
PAYS Application
PAYS Application
Draper Center staff sharing a few words to the Class of 2020
Support the Sagehen Community Support Fund
Student Coordinator Emily Chittick doing the "elephant toothpaste" chemistry demo for the Next Level kids 🤓
Draper Center enjoying Community Bonding Day at Skyzone!
David and Araceli combining their ice cream-making skills with their dance skills. Thanks so much to Reverb, the KPop da...
Student coordinator Araceli Garcia also having fun on the wheel!




735 N Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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