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146 CLP Students Take Fall 2016 Survey

146 CLP Students Take Fall 2016 Survey

A total of 146 students enrolled in CLP coursework at 6 separate colleges completed our Fall 2016 survey. Below is a sampling of some of our main findings: CLP Students are Low-Income, of Color, and Hope to Transfer to 4-Year… Read More
CLP Featured in YES! Magazine

CLP Featured in YES! Magazine

This week, YES! Magazine ran an article, Where They Teach Students How to Revitalize Their Local Communities, which explores the work and impact of CLP in several sites across the network. The article, by journalist John Ortbal, opens with… Read More
Angelica Esquivel, on Building a Network Through Organizing

Angelica Esquivel, on Building a Network Through Organizing

As a high school student, Angelica Esquivel didn’t think college was for her. Sure, it seemed prohibitively expensive. But mostly she figured the challenges to obtaining higher education as an undocumented student were insurmountable. “I wasn’t really ready,” Angelica admitted.… Read More
New Report On Student Homelessness Echoes CLP Findings

New Report On Student Homelessness Echoes CLP Findings

A report released this month by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab found that food and housing insecurity among community college students threatens their health, well-being, and academic achievements. The study, called “Hungry and Homeless in College,” echoes a similar survey conducted Read More
The 2017 Wake-Up Call

The 2017 Wake-Up Call

READ: An article by Denise Fairchild, President of our national partner Emerald Cities Collaborative. Watch and sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NfCZEmLJ1Y Wake up everybody no more sleepin’ in bed No more backward thinkin’ time for thinkin’ ahead The world has changed so… Read More
2016 Student Surveys are In!

2016 Student Surveys are In!

Highlights of Findings from 2015-2016 CLP Student Surveys Over the past year, CLP surveyed close to 320 students enrolled in the core classes required by the CLP degree or certificate programs. Below is a sampling of our findings: CLP Students… Read More
We Must “Community” Our Way Forward

We Must “Community” Our Way Forward

Hector Soto, a professor of criminal justice at Hostos Community College in the Bronx and a member of our Steering Committee, reflects on race, policing and the state of our democracy. In the wake of the tragic police killings of… Read More
Student Spotlight, Ashley Freitag, MCTC

Student Spotlight, Ashley Freitag, MCTC

Ashley Freitag, On Rising to New Leadership Challenges Ashley Freitag first came by her interest in social change work through an unlikely source—photography. “I enrolled at MCTC in the journalism program,” she explained. “I saw photo journalism as a way… Read More
Agents of Change in Challenging Times

Agents of Change in Challenging Times

Hatred fueled by access to assault weapons has struck once again at the heart of a community represented across our Community Learning Partnership network. We join in solidarity with our friends in colleges and community-based organizations throughout the country, grieving… Read More
Student Spotlight: Fatima Nkata, Henry Ford College

Student Spotlight: Fatima Nkata, Henry Ford College

Fatima Nkata, on the Importance of Developing Leaders Fatima Nkata, a student at Henry Ford College, is originally from Malawi, where she worked in the media industry. “In that work, I met a lot of politicians and started coming up… Read More