Generation Up is a statewide education policy advocacy non-profit dedicated to representing the interests of California students at the state and local level. We have chapters in high schools and colleges across the state, the newest of which is GENup Claremont! This organization gives students a truly unique opportunity to engage with the policy process and make real change on behalf of their community. Whether you want to connect with a community of students to address a problem at your school, have your voice heard at the highest levels of California government, or just get to know other students interested in student advocacy and education policy, this is the club for you! Our first meeting is this Friday, 2/10 at 11:00 a.m. Fill out this interest form and we will send you the location. Please reach out to George Ashford at (240) 602-7708 or visit if you have any questions!


Meet Congressman Mark Takano’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Rafael Elizalde (CMC ’09)

Date/Time: Wed. February 22 from 5-6 pm

Location: Roberts North 105 (320 E 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711)

Rafael Elizalde (CMC ’09) currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Mark Takano and has worked in the House of Representative for nearly 10 years. Along with managing the district office, Rafael makes senior level policy decisions and helps manage the Congressman’s local political portfolio. A longtime Democratic operative, Rafael has also provided political consulting on federal, state, and local races. This is an informal session to better understand work in politics and opportunities to work in public service. Dinner will be provided to registered students.

Students should register on Handshake: