Community colleges are touted as an affordable option that prepare students — particularly students of color, first-generation students and more — for a secure livelihood. But how real is the return? And how has funding and enrollment for these schools been impacted by the pandemic?
Four INN members — Borderless Magazine, BridgeDetroit, Sahan Journal and Wisconsin Watch — tackle these questions in our Broken Ladder collaboration.
Read stories in the collaboration below.
Four INN newsrooms spent several months reporting on community colleges in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The participants explored the barriers facing community college students, who are often immigrants and people of color.
This reporting is part of a collaboration with the Institute for Nonprofit News, Borderless Magazine, BridgeDetroit, Sahan Journal and Wisconsin Watch. Support from INN’s Amplify News Project, whose funders include the Joyce Foundation in the Great Lakes region, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation in Chicago, made this project possible.
This project was managed at INN by Amplify Collaborations Editor Sharon McGowan.Back to top