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Famous Movement Support Center Destroyed by Arson

Famous Movement Support Center Destroyed by Arson

Tennessee’s Highlander Research and Education Center – which has produced social change leaders and organizers for 80 years – was the victim of an arson attack earlier this year.  The headquarters building and valuable archives were destroyed by fire, apparently… Read More
This #EndCCStigma Is Drawing Attention to the Benefits of Community Colleges

This #EndCCStigma Is Drawing Attention to the Benefits of Community Colleges

A recent social media campaign in Ohio is speaking out against the stigma many students face while attending community colleges across the country. Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College outside Toledo, recently told a local ABC news outlet that… Read More
Warning: Ignore Youth Climate Leaders at Your Own Risk

Warning: Ignore Youth Climate Leaders at Your Own Risk

Recently, Dianne Feinstein, the 85-year-old California Senator, went viral in a video clip that showed her speaking down to a group of young climate activists who stopped by her office to ask for her support for the Green New Deal.Read More
Working with High Schools: Lessons From Three CLP Programs

Working with High Schools: Lessons From Three CLP Programs

Many CLP-affiliated programs do extensive work with high school students in their communities. We interviewed leaders at three of our affiliates—Henry Ford College, De Anza College, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College—to learn about some of the success stories, challenges,… Read More
'Prior Learning Assessments' Help Students Earn College Credit

‘Prior Learning Assessments’ Help Students Earn College Credit

CLP’s Senior Advisor, Andy Mott, has recently written a one-page resource on how Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), based on knowledge students have learned outside of the college classroom, can be used to earn college credits. “Studies show that students earning… Read More
Federal Government Recognizes Food Insecurity for First Time

Federal Government Recognizes Food Insecurity for First Time

Last month, the federal government acknowledged, for the first time, food insecurity as a serious problem for American college students in a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), titled “FOOD INSECURITY: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Read More
Yonci Jameson: On How Community Development Can Lay the Groundwork for Long-Lasting Change

Yonci Jameson: On How Community Development Can Lay the Groundwork for Long-Lasting Change

Yonci Jameson grew up in the North Side of Minneapolis, a predominantly black neighborhood. But she went to high school across town, where her classmates and teachers were mostly white. The contrast was stark, and made a big impact on… Read More
Organizers: There's No Shortcut to Success

Organizers: There’s No Shortcut to Success

A recent article in Shelterforce Magazine reviews “No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age,” by Jane F. McAlevey. According to the review, the book is a “superb analysis of what works and what fails in organizing social… Read More
Two De Anza Alums Win MacArthur "Genius" Fellowships

Two De Anza Alums Win MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships

The MacArthur Foundation, which hands out annual cash awards of $625,000 to a handful of talented artists, scientists, activists and others for making a significant impact in their fields, recently announced their 2018 awards. Among them were two former students… Read More
CCNY Students Help Save Non-Profits From Improper Tax Collection

CCNY Students Help Save Non-Profits From Improper Tax Collection

Over the course of a semester, three students enrolled in the CLP-affiliated course Community-Based Research at City College of New York (CCNY) helped save dozens of non-profits and religious groups from improper tax collection. The students—Edward Garcia, Lindsey Johnson, and… Read More