• Experiential learning
    Experiential learning, deep reflection and practical skills create change agents for life.
Cupertino - San Jose

Cupertino – San Jose

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Minneapolis - St. Paul

Minneapolis – St. Paul

Mississippi

Mississippi

New York

New York

Philadelphia - WCU

Philadelphia – WCU

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan

Our Vision

We envision a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, equitable, and sustainable society where justice triumphs over exploitation.  Toward achieving a just, humane and healthy world, we are expanding community change education for all. 

Student Stories

  • A ‘Year of Wins’ for Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action

    Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action is a group of young people organizing to combat climate change in their local communities through aggressive public policy initiatives.The group, co-founded by Cynthia Kaufman — who coordinates the Community Learning Partnership program at Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at De Anza College — released this video that includes some of […]

  • Dawn Wilson-Clark on Making Kids Smile — As a Clown and Community Leader

    Dawn Wilson-Clark, who is 47 years old, was clowning around one day (quite literally — she works as a professional clown) in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood when she passed a for sale sign at a house that caught her eye. When she decided to buy the house and move her five children into it everyone she knew […]

  • Felecia Bennett-Clark of Macomb Community College Receives Award for Excellent Teaching

    Felecia Bennett-Clark, a professor at Macomb Community College who teaches political science courses in the CLP-affiliated Certificate in Community Leadership program, received the 2019 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award. The honor is given to recognize community and technical college educators who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their […]