Building Progressive Infrastructure and a Living Wage at Pamona College

The Pomona College YP4 Fellows created a two-fold action plan. These YP4 Fellows built a progressive coalition on campus in order to unite the efforts of progressive organizations at Pomona. First, they met with partner organizations on campus to build a cohesive network and establish meeting times and communication structures. Then, they established a website to serve as a clearing house for information and to streamline communication on campus for progressive groups and allow them to post meeting times, discussion and actions. Once the website was launched, the group used their coalition to pursue a living wage campaign on campus. The Fellows connected with outside organizations including Jobs With Justice to research the actions that have been taken on campuses around the country and to gather materials. Once the research phase was complete, they took action on their issue and held a training on their campus featuring a panel of speakers and poetry slam event on October 11th, 2005.

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