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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
ROC-United Calls for Strike on May 1st

ROC-United Calls for Strike on May 1st

From our partner group, ROC-United: Last month, 160 restaurant worker leaders of ROC gathered in Washington, DC and voted unanimously to join the millions going on general strike on May 1.  We call for a restaurant industry general strike.Read More
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