School Supply Drive Proceeds Delivered by Service Learning Class


Two area schools short on necesary supplies were restocked with some basics courtesy of a Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration service-learning class.

Students from professor Joyce Emilio’s fall 2016 IBM299S class delivered more than 5,500 writing utensils and 5,000 sheets of paper to Hollingworth Elementary in West Covina and Marshall Middle School in Pomona.

All of the items were collected through the Rock Your Future School Supply Drive where students reached out to the campus community for donations using fliers and social media.

“School officials are always surprised, excited and thankful when we bring the supplies,” Emilio says. “The schools we visit are located in disadvantaged areas. Staff, counselors and teachers work very hard to encourage their children to do well in classes.”

In addition to the quarter-long group effort, members of the Rock Your Future service-learning class make classroom visits to elementary and middle schools near campus to get children excited about going to college. These trips often spawn new ideas to help.

“During our visit to Marshall Middle School last week, a counselor told us many of the students need shoes,” Emilio says. “One [student] has said he tapes his shoes together. That has become a major concern for my students and myself and might be a project for one of my classes next year.”

Rock Your Future School Supply Drive Donation List
1,068 ink pens
1,264 pencils
366 mechanical pencils
4,770 sheets of notebook paper
528 colored pencils
396 markers
114 spiral notebooks
1,860 crayons