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CCNY Students Help Save Non-Profits From Improper Tax Collection

CCNY Students Help Save Non-Profits From Improper Tax Collection

Over the course of a semester, three students enrolled in the CLP-affiliated course Community-Based Research at City College of New York (CCNY) helped save dozens of non-profits and religious groups from improper tax collection. The students—Edward Garcia, Lindsey Johnson, and… Read More
Free Community College Set to Start This Spring in New Jersey

Free Community College Set to Start This Spring in New Jersey

According to an announcement this week, by January, thousands of low-income students in New Jersey will be able to attend community college without paying for any tuition or fees. The program, called the Community College Innovation Challenge, is a pilot… Read More
CLP Students and Faculty at Macomb Community College Featured in Tech Center News

CLP Students and Faculty at Macomb Community College Featured in Tech Center News

A recent article in Tech Center News explores the CLP affiliated program at Macomb Community College (MCC), focusing on the program’s mission to prepare graduates to identify and address challenges in their communities. Sean Patrick, manager of Media Relations at… Read More
Families Separation Protest Planned for June 30th, 2018 

Families Separation Protest Planned for June 30th, 2018 

On June 30, 2018, advocates will be gathering outside the White House to protest the Trump administration’s abhorrent policy of separating kids from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. The largest of these protests is being planned for D.C., but… Read More
Community Colleges See Increase in Middle Income Students, According to the New York Times

Community Colleges See Increase in Middle Income Students, According to the New York Times

The New York Times recently ran an article on the increase in middle-class families turning to community colleges for affordable, quality education. According to the piece, Pasadena City College has seem a 320%  increase in students whose parents make more… Read More
Organizing to Reclaim a Stolen Name

Organizing to Reclaim a Stolen Name

The unlikely name change of Minneapolis's largest lake has been part of a years-long organizing effort by the Dakota people, including CLP's former Field Director, Syd Beane, and his twin daughters, Dakota historian Kate Beane and Carly Bad Heart Bull. Read More
New Book Reframes Climate Debate on People Most Impacted

New Book Reframes Climate Debate on People Most Impacted

An important new book, titled Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions, refocuses the current debate unfolding around climate change within an important framework—that of  the international struggle of working people, low income communities, and communities of color… Read More
CLP Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Following Elimination of DACA

CLP Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Following Elimination of DACA

CLP pledges to fight alongside DACA youth, community groups, educational institutions, businesses and other advocates to ensure Congress passes legislation that affords the sense of security that undocumented immigrants and their families deserve. Read More
Nina Tinikashvili, On the Importance of Cultural Competency

Nina Tinikashvili, On the Importance of Cultural Competency

Unlike many students who enroll in coursework associated with Community Learning Partnership programs, Nina Tinikashvili already had quite a bit of experience as a community organizer while a college student at CUNY’s City College in New York. Read More
Lisa Owen, On Organizing in the Private Sector

Lisa Owen, On Organizing in the Private Sector

You're organizing when you attend a Parent-Teacher Association, or a Neighborhood Association. That was really eye-opening about CDP. I’ve been doing these things all my life. Read More