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In 2006 Kingsborough Community College received a grant from the Ford Foundation to work with community colleges across the nation. Through this grant we offered professional development and support to a number of schools interested in developing learning communities for their underprepared students. Snce then, we have continued to work with community colleges nationally, both through off-site visits to schools and through our annual summer workshop.

Every summer Kingsborough offers a two-day workshop focusing on designing and building a learning community program, which is attended by teams of faculty and administrators from up to ten colleges. Participating colleges are at various stages of building learning community initiatives on their campuses.  The overarching goals of the summer workshop are for participants to consider the key components of learning communities and to develop learning communities appropriate to their institutional plan. The workshop addresses the key elements of organizing and administering learning communities: engaging faculty, engaging students, fostering interdisciplinary and integrative learning, and program assessment and evaluation. 

Kingsborough has collaborated with the following colleges to provide professional development and support in initiating or developing learning communities for underprepared students:  


Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, Albuquerque, NM 

Berkeley College, New York, NY

Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Bronx Community College, Bronx NY

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Community College of Baltimore County, Rosedale, MD

Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

Chaffey College, Fontana, CA

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

Delaware Tech. & Community College, Dover, DE

Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA

Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT

Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

Hillsborough Community College, Plant City, FL

Hostos Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY

Houston Community College, Houston TX

Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA

Malcolm X City College, Chicago, IL

Merced Community College, Merced, CA

Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT

New Community College, CUNY, New York, NY

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

Orange County Community College, SUNY, Middletown, NY

Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Queens, NY

San Francisco State U., San Francisco, CA

Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, VA

U. Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, WI

Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI


For additional information, please contact Marissa Schlesinger, Associate Director of Academic Affairs and Project Director for Opening Doors Learning Communities ( or 718-368-5027).

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