Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives are projects the Community Learning Partnership (CLP) undertakes as a network or with national partners that contribute to strengthening pathways into community change careers for low-income, historically marginalized groups, and individuals who wish to become engaged in movement-building in their local communities. These special initiatives contribute to the larger field of community organizing, movement building, and civic engagement.

CLP’s Grassroots
Civics Initiative

The CLP Network has learned about what it takes to move students who have been historically marginalized from a state of disengagement and alienation, to believing that their voices matter and becoming skilled and engaged participants in civic life. With support from the Teagle Foundation, we are gathering our network’s effective practices and lessons learned to develop resources other colleges can use to reimagine their commitment to developing the civic capacity of their students.

Tools and Resources for Re-imagining

Introduction to U.S. Government Courses at Community Colleges

Pedagogy for Strengthening Civic Capacity Across Disciplines

Institutional Commitment to Foster Students’ Civic Capacity

See Us in Action!