Community colleges educate approximately half of all undergraduate-level students in the US and encompass some of the most diverse and under-resourced student bodies. Because of this, they are a key places in which to focus youth leadership development and civic engagement work.
As part of YP4’s 2015 programming, we are furthering our investment in community college students by dedicating more resources to recruit, train, and work with students who attend (or have previously attend) community colleges. As such, we will be hosting a Community College Institute, during which time we will create space specifically catered to the community college students in our network in order to better serve them through our various leadership development programs.
This work is made possible through the generosity of the Rappaport Family Foundation.