Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline
Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is an initiative funded by the US Dept. of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to build a community-based teacher pipeline that strengthens the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color. The program connects future teachers in Greater Los Angeles to enhanced advisory mentors and succeschoolss coaches while providing career development activities and stipends. The CPTP Teacher Mentoring Network serves as a hub of professional learning communities for teacher support, collaboration, and community building in the region.
CPTP builds a robust community-based teacher pipeline that strengthens the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color from the local community to become teachers in local schools.
Research shows that having a same-race teacher significantly improves student outcomes and reduces disparities between students of color and white students. CPTP is building a diverse teaching workforce that is representative of student demographics in our communities.
CPTP identifies, recruits, trains and supports prospective teachers through an enhanced advisory mentoring and career development model within historically under-resourced schools and communities. The program focuses on the high-need areas of Special Education, STEM Education, and Early Childhood Education.