The Emergent Leaders Network (ELN) is a
world class organization that leverages public-private partnerships to develop globally-minded student leaders in U.S. community colleges. ELN empowers emerging young leaders to realize their potential by providing resources for education, connecting students with successful professionals and alumni, hosting professional networking events, and providing mentorship opportunities. Read More ......
Community Colleges in the National Spotlight
President Obama is throwing the spotlight on America’s ‘best kept secret’ – community colleges “equip students with the skills and the education necessary to compete and win in this 21st-century economy." Read his Dade County Community College commencement address.
Read a profile of founders Daniella Foster and Jean Schindler in a recent Glendale Community College outreach publication.
Read about ELN’s development, growth and vision up to today at the Foundation for California Community Colleges site.
ELN is launching its first micro-scholarships in California in fall 2011, starting with Glendale Community College. California has the largest higher education system in the U.S., serving nearly 3 million students annually, and 30% of Californians ages 18-24 currently enrolled in a community college. Almost 60% of California State University graduates and 30% of University of California graduates transferred from a community college. Read more California Community College Facts and Figures
Mentorship & Networks
College is as much about the mentors and networks students gain as it is classwork and tests. Too often, community college students miss out on the advice and relationships that are so important to successful personal and professional development. ELN’s goal is to build a global community of successful community college alumni who are inspired to give back and help current community college students achieve their goals. ELN will be a resource for all community college students, and will offer its mentorship and networking programs to those students with the potential to make a positive difference in their communities.
The Emergent Leaders Network (ELN) is committed to building a global community of young leaders by providing micro scholarships, mentoring and professional networks to community college students and alumni.