What we do

Our mission is to promote equity-minded community college redesign.

CLP collaborates with community colleges and their partners to build capacity for equity-minded redesign. We research, demonstrate, and elevate promising practices. And, based on our work, we offer policy recommendations to help advance student-centered reform.

HOW WE WORK 

How we collaborate and build capacity for equity-minded redesign: 

  • Providing strategic advising and customized on-campus support 
  • Facilitating Guided Pathways and inclusive redesign processes  
  • Coordinating regional and statewide workshops and online learning events

How we research, demonstrate, and elevate promising practices:

  • Working alongside colleges to support efforts at the leading edge of redesign 
  • Convening college practitioners to share their approaches and engage their colleagues in planning to improve student outcomes 
  • Providing online information and guides to support inquiry and redesign 
  • Providing videos and online tools for specific processes such as mapping meta-majors or creating a dual enrollment partnership 
  • Highlighting promising redesign initiatives through college profiles and GP Stories 

How we help advance student-centered reform through policy work: 

IMPACTS OF OUR WORK 

For students: improved college experience; faster progress; higher rates of completion of certificates, degrees, transfers, and career advancement 

For educators: customized support; capacity-building; networks; higher profiles. 

For the community college system: exchange of innovative approaches to increase equity and student success 

For policy-makers: clarification of barriers to progress and of opportunities for change 

OUR KEY ISSUES

Guided Pathways redesign: supporting colleges in their inquiry, design, and implementation of equity-minded reforms 

Transitions to college: dual enrollment; bridge experiences; counseling and support services; alignment of career pathways across educational systems

Supports for accelerated progress: contextualized teaching and learning; integrated and proactive student services; improved placement processes 

Career advancement: counseling and career services; development of equity-minded pathways to certificates, degrees, transfer, and employment. 

 

 

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Career Ladders Project was founded by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in 2002. It operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.