About PIE

Partners in Education (PIE) is a partnership of academic and community leaders dedicated to the support of excellence in education in the service region of its sponsor, Cal Poly Pomona.

Established in 2004 primarily as a small advisory group to the Dean of the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS), the group was comprised of community business women and educational leaders. In its first year PIE raised over $100,000 and established an endowment to support the teaching profession in the region.

After developing its bylaws in 2005, PIE became a campus-wide and community-based board. Today, there are over fifteen Board members representing various sectors of business, academia, and education. In addition to supporting quality in education in the University service region, PIE promotes excellence in the preparation of future teachers at Cal Poly Pomona. In collaboration with stakeholders, PIE has also engaged in the development of community-based programs that strengthen the education of the region’s students. 

PIE has supported various projects in the past decade including: 

• A partnership between the Pomona Public Library and the University’s Service Learning Center for a Homework Center at the library for local K-12 students
• Co-sponsorship of the CEIS Teacher Credential Celebration
• Creation of the PIE affiliate group to target teacher credential alumni and to host professional development workshops for K-12 educators
• Establishment of a Sponsor a Future Teacher Program that has provided fellowships of up to $5,000 to more than 125 future teachers to complete Clinical Practice

Through continued partnership with community and academic partners, PIE looks forward to continuing the advancement of education in Southern California. 

Partners in Education Mission Statement:

Partner is Education (PIE)'s mission is to support excellence in the preparation of future teachers at Cal Poly Pomona and, in collaboration with stakeholders, to develop and/or promote community-based programs that strengthen the education of the region's students.