Our History

Drawing from his experience of working with dozens of community organizations over the course of three decades in the field, Andy Mott, former Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, decided to launch the Community Learning Partnership.  His goal was to focus exclusively on the severe shortage of community organizers and other agents of community change which he saw crippling grassroots groups and other organizations tackling issues of poverty, race and social justice.  He concluded that this crisis demanded more resources of money and expertise than the nonprofit sector could marshal on its own.