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

Cupertino – San Jose

Jackson

Jackson

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Minneapolis - St. Paul

Minneapolis – St. Paul

New York

New York

Oakland

Oakland

Phoenix

Phoenix

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

  • CristalCristal Lopez

    “My community needs access to legal information, especially when laws and policies affect our daily life. I know the feeling of powerlessness and not understanding whom one can approach when in need of legal help.”

    Cristal Lopez credits her time at De Anza College and her Certificate in Leadership and Social Change as critical to her […]

  • Say-YangSay Yang

    “As students of color, we have this passion for developing our communities but we don’t really know how. We want to see things change, but we don’t have the tools. Ever since Elementary School, I was involved in my community. I was part of student government and student clubs that did volunteer projects. I had […]

  • Mynor GodoyMynor Godoy

    “I left Los Angeles for graduate school, thinking I wanted to join the foreign service.  I worked on youth civic engagements projects in Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia. Then I said to myself, ‘Wait, I can do this work in my own neighborhood. I don’t need to go abroad.’ So I came back to LA motivated […]