SEED grant - CPTP Project
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SEED grant - CPTP Project

Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is an initiative, funded through a US Department 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. A partnership between the Center for Collaborative Education, and Rio Hondo, El Camino, and Cerritos Colleges, CPTP provides aspiring teachers with rigorous, practical coursework and training that includes learning with a mentor teacher. 

CPTP is now seeking applicants. (CPTP website:



CPTP is open to all majors!
Participants will:

  • Receive guidance and inspiration from a teacher mentor, a success coach, and a community of peers and teachers
  • Explore Pre-K through Community College teaching, STEM Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education through workshops and classroom observation
  • Participate in social justice and equity learning opportunities
  • Receive a stipend

Fill out a student interest form to receive updates and more info


Ready to apply now?
Click here to view the student application

If you are a teacher passionate about giving back to your community and looking to take on a leadership role, we want to hear from you! CPTP seeks teacher mentors to help guide the next generation of Teachers of Color. Teacher mentors will:

  • Mentor 1 or 2 future teachers
  • Receive ongoing professional development
  • Access the Teacher Mentoring Network—a hub for support, collaboration, and community building
  • Receive a stipend



Fill out a teacher mentor interest form to receive updates and more info


Ready to apply now?
Click here to view the teacher mentor application