Category - Community Impact

Social mobility; Social justice; Advancing DEI; Sustainability; Economic Impact; Social Impact

Athina Cuevas
Chapman University Appoints Athina Cuevas as Assistant Director of Promising Futures First-Generation Program and Cross-Cultural Center
Simon Scholars '23-'24
Chapman Boasts First Two-Time Simon Scholars Simon Family Foundation supports students facing adversity in high school through Chapman's physician assistant program.
chase family donation event
Daily Bread: Donor Gift Supports Food Pantry at Chapman Inspired by the depth of Chapman's commitment to education and supporting the needs of all students, Irv and Nancy Chase and Allan and Sandy Fainbarg perpetually endow Chapman University’s ‘Panther Pantry’ with $1.5 million gift.
illustration of planet earth wearing mickey mouse ears and hugging itself
Alumna Implements Sustainability at Happiest Place on Earth
Gabriela Castaneda
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of César Chávez
aphasia book club
Literary Therapy Crean College's Adult Learning Lab offers a book club for people with aphasia.
music students in chapman strings festival tshirts on stage at the musco center looking out over the auditorium
Diversity and Inclusion Grant Funds Inaugural Chapman Strings Festival 150 students from Santa Ana High School and Garey High School attended a two-day music festival at Chapman University, where they learned how to navigate the college audition process
Actor, activist and author George Takei poses with students.
‘I Will Never Be Able to Forget’: George Takei Shares Internment Experience with Chapman ‘Star Trek’ actor, activist tells his family’s story as part of Wilkinson College series
Edna (Best) Yokum '09
Inspired by Mentors and Indigenous Heritage, She Helps Students Find Their Way For Edna (Best) Yokum ’09, teaching where she’s needed most is a commitment and a calling as she pays forward the support she received from Chapman professors.
screen showing slide about SAUSD ethnic studies program
Reclaiming Our Voices: The Ethnic Studies Movement in Santa Ana Unified School District A new law requires ethnic studies education for all high school students in California; Chapman asked representatives from the Santa Ana Unified School District to discuss why ethnic studies matters.
illustrated image of charlotte salomon in front of a painting
The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon
a hand grasps at a chain link fence with the American flag in the background
Crossing the Border, Building a Bridge Research by Chapman Professor Nancy Rios-Contreras provides a vivid portrait of migrant life and adds depth to the experience of her students.

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