Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Analysis

Reader 1

Guillermo Ramos Douglass-Jaimes

Reader 2

Jennifer Armstrong

Rights Information

2023 Katja K Reich


This paper reviews the work done as a result of EA190 Senior Capstone working with partners at non-profit Uncommon Good based in Claremont, California. Our group was faced with the task of improving outreach resources, building community awareness and strengthening UG’s gleaning program as a tool to combat food insecurity. This paper will look into food insecurity and structural issues that contribute to its prevalence across the country. Next, I will outline the work Uncommon Good does within the community to address such issues, specifically within their Community Alliance for Urban sustainable Agriculture program (CAUSA). I will then explain the process of our group work and the final design: a toolkit with outreach resources to amend problems within the current program. Lastly, I will take a step back to look at the shortcomings of gleaning as a tool to address systemic issues within the food system.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.