The Anchor Learning Network is a CUMU member-only learning community created and managed in partnership with the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) and with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Prior to HAN becoming an independent non-profit, ALN was a partnership with The Democracy Collaborative.
The Anchor Learning Network (ALN) is designed to facilitate a more rapid and effective advancement of the anchor mission within member institutions, in home communities, and across the higher education sector. By leveraging a peer learning framework, ALN members will systematically transform higher education to fully serve its public mission and advance the long-term social, economic, and physical health of our campuses and communities.
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Over the next three years, Anchor Learning Network participants will make significant progress to institutionalize the anchor mission on their campuses and will be leaders in transforming the national perception of higher education. Participating member institutions will collaboratively work to identify resources and develop new tools for implementing, expanding, and evaluating anchor mission practices within their institutions, higher education, and the communities they serve. ALN builds on the momentum of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, which was piloted in 2018.