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Nyeelah Rousseau, On Leveraging Privilege for Change

Nyeelah Rousseau, On Leveraging Privilege for Change

Nyeelah Rousseau, a senior at West Chester University, is the first to recognize her own privilege. “I attended a private high school,” she said. “And grew up with both parents in my house, and always had someone there for me.”… Read More
New York Looks to Albany to Fund  "Fellowship Year" Program for CLP Students

New York Looks to Albany to Fund  “Fellowship Year” Program for CLP Students

Classrooms are a great place to become inspired by and learn about efforts to change the world—but the streets are where this hard work actually happens. For this reason, every program affiliated with the Community Learning Partnership (CLP) includes a… Read More
How Leadership Students at Macomb College Are Channeling Their Histories Into Action

How Leadership Students at Macomb College Are Channeling Their Histories Into Action

The Community Leadership Certificate at Macomb Community College in Detroit is often used to enhance any number of degrees at the college, including those in the public service and business management sectors. But many social work students, in particular, have… Read More
Famous Movement Support Center Destroyed by Arson

Famous Movement Support Center Destroyed by Arson

Tennessee’s Highlander Research and Education Center – which has produced social change leaders and organizers for 80 years – was the victim of an arson attack earlier this year.  The headquarters building and valuable archives were destroyed by fire, apparently… Read More
This #EndCCStigma Is Drawing Attention to the Benefits of Community Colleges

This #EndCCStigma Is Drawing Attention to the Benefits of Community Colleges

A recent social media campaign in Ohio is speaking out against the stigma many students face while attending community colleges across the country. Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College outside Toledo, recently told a local ABC news outlet that… Read More
Warning: Ignore Youth Climate Leaders at Your Own Risk

Warning: Ignore Youth Climate Leaders at Your Own Risk

Recently, Dianne Feinstein, the 85-year-old California Senator, went viral in a video clip that showed her speaking down to a group of young climate activists who stopped by her office to ask for her support for the Green New Deal.Read More
Working with High Schools: Lessons From Three CLP Programs

Working with High Schools: Lessons From Three CLP Programs

Many CLP-affiliated programs do extensive work with high school students in their communities. We interviewed leaders at three of our affiliates—Henry Ford College, De Anza College, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College—to learn about some of the success stories, challenges,… Read More
'Prior Learning Assessments' Help Students Earn College Credit

‘Prior Learning Assessments’ Help Students Earn College Credit

CLP’s Senior Advisor, Andy Mott, has recently written a one-page resource on how Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), based on knowledge students have learned outside of the college classroom, can be used to earn college credits. “Studies show that students earning… Read More
Federal Government Recognizes Food Insecurity for First Time

Federal Government Recognizes Food Insecurity for First Time

Last month, the federal government acknowledged, for the first time, food insecurity as a serious problem for American college students in a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), titled “FOOD INSECURITY: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Read More
Yonci Jameson: On How Community Development Can Lay the Groundwork for Long-Lasting Change

Yonci Jameson: On How Community Development Can Lay the Groundwork for Long-Lasting Change

Yonci Jameson grew up in the North Side of Minneapolis, a predominantly black neighborhood. But she went to high school across town, where her classmates and teachers were mostly white. The contrast was stark, and made a big impact on… Read More