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
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
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
“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
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
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
Bernie Ronan, co-founder of the Community Learning Partnership program in Phoenix and a dear friend to many in our network, died in Arizona in March 2016, after a struggle with cancer. Bernie passed away surrounded by his family and the… Read More
When student enter our programs, they often tell us that they want to make a difference in their own communities, but they don’t know how. With the knowledge and skills gained in the certificate and degree programs throughout our network,… Read More