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2016 Student Surveys are In!

2016 Student Surveys are In!

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
We Must “Community” Our Way Forward

We Must “Community” Our Way Forward

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
Student Spotlight, Ashley Freitag, MCTC

Student Spotlight, Ashley Freitag, MCTC

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
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