Minneapolis College (CLP)

Minneapolis College (CLP)


About this course

Minneapolis College’s Community Development program (CLP)

Minneapolis College’s Community Development program prepares students for careers that promote the social, political, economic, and environmental well-being of urban communities within a changing global environment. Students in our program gain concrete skills in policy research and analysis, community organizing and advocacy, and story-based strategy development while gaining a deeper understanding of politics, power, and political institutions at national, state and local levels. 

Our program takes a holistic approach to community development, recognizing the intersections between the economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities. Our core curriculum was developed in partnership with the Native American Community Development Institute and draws heavily from the experiences and perspectives of indigenous communities, communities of color, and other historically marginalized communities in urban settings.  

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Lena Jones
Program Coordinator and Professor of Political Science