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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
Student Spotlight: Cynthia Brown, Henry Ford College

Student Spotlight: Cynthia Brown, Henry Ford College

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
Student Spotlight: Arjun Gadkari, De Anza College

Student Spotlight: Arjun Gadkari, De Anza College

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
Student Spotlight: Thảo Lê, De Anza College

Student Spotlight: Thảo Lê, De Anza College

Thảo Lê, DeAnza Student Government Leader, on Developing a Social Justice Language Growing up, Thảo Lê recognized injustice when she saw it, but in high school, she didn’t always have the words to describe it.   “I come from a working… Read More
Student Spotlight: Mia Hernandez, De Anza College

Student Spotlight: Mia Hernandez, De Anza College

Mia Hernandez, DeAnza Student Government Leader, on Bringing Equity to Decision Making Mia Hernandez is no stranger to community activism. Both of her parents, in fact, exposed her to the struggle for social and economic justice from a young age. … Read More
In Loving Memory: Kirk Washington

In Loving Memory: Kirk Washington

“You have to get in there and talk with people, listen to what’s going on in their life. That’s how you strengthen your city, your neighborhood or your organization is through those relationships. It’s all relationships and it’s all stories,… Read More
Program Expansion: Southeast Michigan & Los Angeles

Program Expansion: Southeast Michigan & Los Angeles

The Southeast Michigan Community Learning Partnership now includes a new certificate program at Macomb Community College. In Los Angeles, CDTech’s Community Planning degree program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has expanded to offer specialized certificates for career tracks in… Read More
Our Newest Partners in New York & Phoenix

Our Newest Partners in New York & Phoenix

We are continuing to grow as a network, with our latest expansions in New York, with the City of University of New York;  and Phoenix, with South Mountain Community College. Read more below. In New York… We’ve launched an Advisory… Read More
An Interview with Antonio Cardona

An Interview with Antonio Cardona

We recently spoke with Antonio Cardona, Director of Public Allies Twin Cities, about the collaboration among three programs: Pillsbury United Communities, where Antonio leads the Urban Institute for Service and Learning; Public Allies; and our Community Development Program at Minneapolis… Read More