The Community Learning Partnership of Southeastern Michigan is part of a national network of Community Change Studies programs housed at institutions of higher education. Our goal is to develop a skilled workforce to address complex issues of injustice and inequality, improving the quality of life in under-resourced communities.
My thirty-year employment history has allowed me to work in various areas of community engagement, interacting with a diverse population of students, parents, interns, business leaders, school leaders, professors and politicians. I have held several leadership positions and have served on nonprofit boards, regional collaboration initiatives and community development working groups. My greatest testimony is that my former student interns are now in leadership positions creating change in the community!
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IN SOCIAL CHANGE?
Everyone has the right to be actively involved in determining the conditions that shape their lives. It is important that community members sit in leadership positions and make decisions, contributing to the future of our city and our region.
HOW CAN PEOPLE DEVELOP THEIR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND GUIDE SOCIAL CHANGE?