The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is the professional development resource of choice for college professionals dedicated to enhancing student academic success. As such, CRLA both represents and serves a diverse group of professionals and, by extension, the students we serve. CRLA is committed to creating a community of professionals focused on honoring diversity, ensuring equity, and practicing inclusivity. As an organization, CRLA thus commits to respectful, meaningful support of its community members; decision-making driven by a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens; and an unwavering emphasis on justice within the context of higher education.
Dismantling Systemic Racism in Learning Support
A message from CRLA Member and CLADEA Fellow Saundra Yancy McGuire:
I vividly remember the first time I ever sought academic assistance, in the midst of my undergraduate career at Southern University and at the tail end of the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1968-69 academic year I was attending UC Berkeley on a Crown Zellerbach Scholarship that had been established because the company had been found guilty of environmental racism – massively polluting Alsen, Louisiana, the small Black community just north of Baton Rouge in which Crown Zellerbach was operating a huge plant. CLICK HERE to read more.