The City College of New York (CLP)

The City College of New York (CLP)


About this course

New York Community Learning Partnership

CCNY’s minor in Community Change Studies connects students with the skills and organizations that are at the forefront of change in New York City and prepares them for careers and lives in public service. Based in the Political Science Department, the minor entails required courses in community organizing and community-based research, taught by experienced practitioners, and a paid internship with leading social justice organizations in New York City.

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Community Partners and Funders

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
Community Voices Heard (CVH)

East Harlem – El Barrio Community Land Trust
Right to Counsel NYC Coalition

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC)

Latest Information

The Grassroots Leaders Fellowship at City College provides an opportunity for leaders in community organizations to learn in a formal way about community organizing, deepen their skills, and earn college credit. Fellows take classes with regular City College students, many of whom are enrolled in the Community Change Studies minor. For more information, contact John Krinsky at or 917- 526-0429.

Contact Information

John Krinsky, Program Director and Professor of Political Science

Hillary Caldwell, Assistant Director and Adjunct Instructor