Our Network

Our national network is new and growing, establishing locally-based programs in community change studies since 2010, including:

  • Associates Degree in Community Development at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, with a formal community advisory board, extensive experiential and culturally based learning, internships, an active student club, and a pathway to a 4-year degree at Metro State in St. Paul.
  •  Certificate in Leadership and Social Change at DeAnza College, serving the community of San Jose, with deep leadership and self-reflection components, and hands-on learning with on-campus, community-based and national social action campaigns.
  •  Los Angeles Community Organizing Academy at CDTech, and partnering with Los Angeles Trade –Tech to offer an associates degree in Community Planning.  Both featuring engagement with local development issues, intergenerational learning, and access to jobs, further education and training.
  • Southeast Michigan  offers degree and certificate programs at Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College and University of Michigan – Dearborn, with community partners engaged in the city of Detroit and throughout Southeast Michigan.
  • Students in Phoenix are gaining certificates at Phoenix College and South Mountain Community College, in partnership with their community-based employers.
  • A new degree program in community development is underway in Jackson. 
  • In New York, we are supporting a new concentration in Community Organizing and Politics with the Powell School at the City College of New York.

See Our Network for profiles of each location!