About Career Ladders Project

Our mission

Career Ladders Project promotes equity-minded community college redesign. 

We collaborate with colleges and their partners to discover, develop, and disseminate effective practices. Our policy work, research, and direct efforts with colleges lead to system change—and enable more students to attain certificates, degrees, transfers, and career advancement. 

How we work

We coach and advise action-oriented colleges, leaders, and their partners in the community on innovations and experiments that improve student success. We help colleges connect directly with one another through site visits and workshops. And we research and demonstrate promising approaches, and we share our findings through policy briefs and tools for the field.

Career Ladders Project is nonprofit

Career Ladders Project operates under the auspices of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the official auxiliary to the California community college system.