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Bernie Ronan: Co-Founder of Phoenix CLP and The Democracy Commitment

Bernie Ronan: Co-Founder of Phoenix CLP and The Democracy Commitment

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
Our Issues.  Our Impact.

Our Issues. Our Impact.

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
Fall 2015 Survey: CLP Students at a Glance

Fall 2015 Survey: CLP Students at a Glance

The results of our Fall 2015 survey of 190 students from 5 cities are in!  For more detailed information see our final report: CLP Fall Survey 2015 Report Our students are primarily people of color.  They are young adults as… Read More
Student Housing Crisis Demands Our Response

Student Housing Crisis Demands Our Response

The right to housing is a fundamental human right.  But our recent survey of nearly 200 students reveals a disturbing truth:  we face a crisis in affordable housing on campus.  Of students we surveyed in 5 cities across our network,… Read More
Southeast Michigan Workforce Study Shows Demand for Community Change Skills

Southeast Michigan Workforce Study Shows Demand for Community Change Skills

The recently released study on workforce needs and academic curricula in Southeast Michigan, shows that there is a clear demand for and interest in the Community Leadership programs among community partners and potential employers. Students are gaining cross-sectoral skills in… Read More
Results Are In: Our Students Are Agents of Change!

Results Are In: Our Students Are Agents of Change!

“Taking this program has allowed me to see a community agent as a possible career with endless connections.”   Community Learning Partnership Student Our first network-wide survey of students in Spring 2015, confirms that students in Community Learning Partnership programs and… Read More
We Are in New Orleans!

We Are in New Orleans!

Come see us at the national meeting of The Democracy Commitment on Saturday, June 6 for our morning session on Preparing our Students to be Community Organizers. We will be talking about how our programs help students find their voices… Read More
Students: Take the Survey Now!

Students: Take the Survey Now!

 Take the Survey Now! Students enrolled in courses across the Community Learning Partnership network are participating in a national survey on their backgrounds and experiences!  Students can access the two surveys here:   1) CLP Student Survey: Mid-Semester Spring 2015.… Read More
Here’s Why Climate Advocates Should Love Obama’s Community College Plan

Here’s Why Climate Advocates Should Love Obama’s Community College Plan

Guest Commentary by Denise Fairchild.   We already know that President Obama’s proposed federal budget is full of goodies to fight climate change. But there are climate benefits hidden in other parts of the budget, too — notably, in the… Read More
Free Community College Supports our Mission

Free Community College Supports our Mission

We are encouraged by President Obama’s recently announced proposal to make community college free for some students. Reducing the cost of higher education can only help in our mission to provide students, particularly low-income students of color, with the knowledge… Read More