Applications open for The Aspiring Radical Leaders Institute – Application deadline November 13, 2021

ARLI Overview

The Aspiring Radical Leaders Institute (ARLI) is a statewide, two year-long professional development opportunity that contributes to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Vision for Success Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goal to increase faculty and staff diversity in our system. Institute participants are selected for demonstrating a passion for disrupting status quo structures that view structural racism as the central threat to the well-being of BIPOC faculty, staff, and students in the community college system.

To be accepted into THE COALITION’s Aspiring Radical Leaders Institute (ARLI) you must agree to participate in all mandatory activities including: 3 ARLI training sessions, meet & greet orientation and graduation, the Social Ecological Immersion Experience, and COALITION Workshop. The fee for THE COALITION’s 2022-2024 Aspiring Radical Leaders Institute (ARLI) is $2000 ($1000 per year).

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THE COALITION was birthed pre-COVID in Los Angeles in 2019 out of the hearts of warriors when three higher educational organizations decided to stand in solidarity in addressing conditions of inequity within the California Community College system.

These organizations include the African American Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND), Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), and California Community College Organización de Latinx Empowerment Guidance & Advocacy for Success (COLEGAS).

Structural racism permeates and informs all aspects of the community college system, is the root cause of the persistent and pervasive gaps of achievement of students of color, accounts for the underrepresentation of faculty of color, and creates the lack of adequate representation of people of color in all areas of prominence across stakeholder groups that influence policies and practices.