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De Anza Community College Celebrates Its Latest Change Makers 

De Anza Community College Celebrates Its Latest Change Makers 

Earlier this summer, De Anza Community College celebrated its  most graduates from the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership and Social Change. “We had nine completers present, spoken word, student comedy, and great food,” said the program’s director, Cynthia Kaufman.… Read More
Dawn Wilson-Clark on Making Kids Smile — As a Clown and Community Leader

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… Read More
After Minimum Wage Increase, NYC Restaurants Are Still 'Thriving'

After Minimum Wage Increase, NYC Restaurants Are Still ‘Thriving’

Many people predicted New York’s restaurant industry would suffer a huge blow following the city’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. But a new report by the National Employment Law Project and the New School’s Center… Read More
Why Study Community Change?

Why Study Community Change?

Andy Mott, founder, Senior Advisor and Board Member of Community Learning Partnership, has developed a power point presentation titled, “Why Study Community Change?” to share with the broader CLP community. The presentation is a helpful tool for explaining to students,… Read More
Felecia Bennet-Clark of Macomb Community College Receives Award for Excellent Teaching

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

Felecia Bennet-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… Read More
CLP: a 'Program You Should Know About,' According to  Bringing Theory to Practice

CLP: a ‘Program You Should Know About,’ According to Bringing Theory to Practice

Community Learning Partnership was featured in a recent issue of the “Bringing Theory to Practice” newsletter, titled “Programs You Should Know About and Books You Should Read.” In a section called, “learning from our friends,” the BTtoP newsletter… Read More
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