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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cynthia Brown, on Breaking Down Barriers
At first, Cynthia Brown was drawn to the Community Leadership Program at Henry Ford College for its focus on socioeconomic justice. “I really like helping people,” she said, “and thought this would be a… Read More
Arjun Gadkari, De Anza Student Government Leader, on Learning to Love his Community
Arjun Gadkari has always had a passion for focusing on issues of injustice, even if those issues didn’t always affect him directly.
“Since childhood, I had been… Read More