Community Leadership
Healing & Community Wellness
Organizing for Democracy
Power Building
Effecting Change

Who We Are

Community Learning Partnership (CLP) is a national non-profit organization focused on building a workforce of credentialed, knowledgeable, and skilled leaders to lead and organize for change in their local communities. 

CLP’s statewide initiative, California Youth Leadership Corps (CYLC) has launched community change learn-and-earn career pathways in leadership and social change, public and community health, clean energy planning and development, and community planning and economic development.

CYLC is collaborating with its state and local partners to create new career pathways in community-based immigration legal services and language justice to prepare youth to provide critical services to marginalized immigrant communities in California.

We serve historically marginalized students, low-income students, students of color, Opportunity Youth, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants, individuals impacted by the criminal legal system, and students who are eager to make a change in their communities. 

CYLC faculty, staff, and students meet with Lisa Salazar, Manager, Youth Development Department, City of Los Angeles.

Expanding Community Change Learn-and-Earn Career Pathways Across California

California Youth Leadership Corps, a statewide initiative of the Community Learning Partnership, equips community college students with the knowledge, skills, and academic credentials needed to become community organizers and young leaders of social justice organizations and nonprofits in local communities across California.

Learn More About Our Programs

CLP community change career pathways offer certificates and degrees in community leadership, development and organizing along with community work experience.

CLP programs are partnerships between community colleges/public four-year universities and community organizations that offer unique academic educational credentials and community-based work experience.

Bring About Real and Lasting Change in Your Community

Through CLP-CYLC programs you can acquire a postsecondary credential, a certificate, or community-based training, paid work-based learning, and more to work with others in creating systemic change in local communities.

Our Impact on Students and Communities

CLP students and alums show that another world is possible. Over 1,000 current CLP students and graduates in communities across the country are contributing their vision for a new world and their leadership and organizing skills to create communities that are just, equitable, and humane.

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Check out what our students, faculty, and partners are up to!

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Special Thanks to Our CLP Funding Partners

We are proud to partner and collaborate with these partners to make CLP possible

The Lumina Foundation
The Teagle Foundation

Special Thanks to Our CYLC Funding Partners

We are proud to partner and collaborate with these partners to make CYLC possible

The Broad Foundation
The California Department of Social Services
The California Endowment
The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
The California Workforce Development Board
The Conrad Hilton Foundation
The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund
The Grove Foundation
The Tides Foundations