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2019 Napier Awardees



In collaboration with Gente Organizada, a grassroots non-profit organization that strives for intergenerational community engagement and organizing, Alejandro proposes to continue more fully Voces de Cambio, the community-based, multi-media oral history project which he founded in early 2018. This project empowers youth to uncover the history and culture of their own neighborhoods by interviewing and videoing their neighbors who are or were agents of change in Pomona, California.

SOPHIE ROE- Pomona College

As student coordinator of the Hunger and Homelessness Initiatives (HHI) within the Draper Center, Sophie realized the enormous needs of homeless persons in the city of Pomona for employment opportunities. In 2017 she started Pomona Employment Partners (PEP), a student volunteer program, to connect and support homeless persons in moving towards employment. Through the Napier Initiative Sophie proposes sustaining PEP’s structure within the 5C’s and improving the services PEP provides in the community.

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