Mission

The Community Learning Partnership’s mission is to contribute to progressive community and social change by expanding the credentialed workforce of knowledgeable and skilled leaders and organizers coming from low-income communities and communities of color. The CLP Network prepares people directly impacted by poverty and racism to enter careers where they can address injustice and inequality and improve the quality of life in their communities.

To achieve our mission, CLP:

  • Builds partnerships between community organizations and academic institutions to develop community change studies programs, leading to a credential.
  • Collaborates with a wide range of social justice, community change, community organizing and development networks to develop career pathways for our students.
  • Links students, participants and alumni of CLP programs to community and social change careers in community-based organizations, other nonprofits, public agencies, politics, and business.

View our Vision, Values and Principles Statement.

Download a printer-ready version of Who We Are, Our Mission, Our Goal.