Cutting student employment at local educational institutions harms the community

The Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) has a long-lasting impact on students at the College — there are students who begin in their first year teaching as a Science Fellow and continue for the next four years, working with the same teacher and gaining confidence and teaching experience. There are other students who come to CLiA as seniors, who have not had the opportunity to teach in a classroom and are testing if they want to pursue a career in education. It is crucial that these students are given the opportunity to gain various teaching experiences so they can make a more informed decision about their career trajectory after leaving the College. Community engagement jobs are essential to the mission of the College.