CLP: a ‘Program You Should Know About,’ According to Bringing Theory to Practice

Community Learning Partnership was featured in a recent issue of the “Bringing Theory to Practice” newsletter, titled “Programs You Should Know About and Books You Should Read.”

In a section called, “learning from our friends,” the BTtoP newsletter described the CLP network as a national effort “focusing solely on the unacceptable shortage of leadership positions held by people of color and people from low-income and working-class backgrounds.

We’re honored to be included, and also wanted to share a bit more about BTtoP, which itself is an effort you should know about. The group grounds its work in three “commitments” that are closely aligned with our own:

  • Undergraduate education should be holistic and transformative, nurturing active and integrative learning, personal well-being, preparation for meaningful work, and democratic citizenship. 
  • “Educating the whole student” must include students of all backgrounds, interests, and educational settings. 
  • The first two commitments require significant change in higher education. BTtoP works to advance this mission through innovative practice, research, advocacy, and institutional change.