Projects, Workshops, and Special Events

Our projects, workshops, and special events are planned and facilitated by the CEPI Team alongside the program manager.

What's unique about these activities is that they are based on the interests of the adults that participate in CEPI. The CEPI team will ask the adults what kinds of things they're interested in to make sure that they take part in the decision making, since this is their program. We want to provide as much ownership and autonomy as possible.

These events are free to CEPI adults and we encourage many to come and participate!

Our  Past Projects

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December 11, 2020

Estas Manos

This was a short Digital Story Telling (DST) project where we had nine of our CEPI adults participate and write a poem about their hands, “Estas Manos”.  Sonia Chaidez from Whittier College led a virtual workshop to present the project to the adults to inspire them to share their beautiful stories digitally. Our CEPI team helped the adults throughout the process of creative writing and editing. We then recorded their voices and helped finalize the stories. We had a total of 9 CEPI adults and 2 undergrads from the CEPI team share their stories and be a part of our first CEPI Virtual Showcase! We had folks from different locations join us from the comfort of their home as we watched the short stories together! Click here if you’d like to enjoy the stories.

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March 29, 2019

Podcast & Digital Stories


The Community Education Program Initiative is honored to present Voces. A film where CEPI members from the local Whittier community share their voices and stories, just as they have been with their podcast. This film will have you pause and think about life in different ways and think about the little things in life that need to be embraced rather than forgotten. It will bring you laughter, joy, empowerment, and admiration

amongst other feelings.

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May 10, 2018

Historias del Corazón 


Stories from the Heart

Historias del Corazón is a collection of stories that were written by 16 strong women from the Whittier and surrounding communities.

Historias del Corazón is the name of the book.

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May 5, 2017

Mi Inspiración Tecnologica

This was an event where the CEPI students presented their digital stories to their community at the Hartley House at Whittier College. Ranging from different themes such as family, childhood, and their passions.

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December 9, 2016

Nuestro Arte

The “Nuestro Arte: Community & Photography” project began from a series of workshops on learning about digital literacy and talking about our roles as digital citizens.