POLICY BRIEF: The Promise of the College Promise

College Promise Campaign Policy Brief No.1 Download here. Spring 2018 Introduction Over the past few years, over 200 College Promise programs in 43 states have become increasingly popular policy proposals at the state and local levels. Simply put, these programs offer students the opportunity to attend a four-year, two-year, or technical college tuition- and fee-free. […]

College Promise Is Helping Students. Here’s How.

By Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, President of Skyline College, is a guest contributor for the College Promise Campaign This post was previously posted on Forbes.com At Skyline College, we understand and fundamentally believe completing college is the most significant step people can take to improve their life circumstances. We know that the basics of higher […]

Seven Mayors Championing Free Community College

By Brenna Parker, Digital Coordinator for College Promise This post was previously posted on Forbes.com This week, mayors from across the country are gathering in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. They will address a broad range of pressing issues in their communities, but among the most urgent topics they will […]

Growing Roses From Concrete In Stockton, California

By Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, California This post was previously posted on Forbes.com When I took the oath of office in January of 2017, from the stage of the Bob Hope Theater, I told the citizens of Stockton, California, that if we worked together, we could achieve anything. Only twelve months later, I stood […]

Helping More Minority Students Get To Community College

By Maya White. Maya White is a graduate student at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, pursuing a MPS in Legislative Affairs. This fall, she worked as the Outreach and Advocacy fellow for the College Promise Campaign. This post was previously posted on Forbes.com Far too few minority students pursue or complete […]

From Community College To The White House (And Back Again!)

By James Schuelke, Senior Director of Advocacy & Engagement for the College Promise Campaign. This post was previously posted on Forbes.com From the White House to an Ivy League campus, I’ve been fortunate to spend time in some remarkable places—but none more so than a community college classroom. As a proud community college graduate, I […]

Three Years Of Progress On Free Community College

By Kyle Lierman, Founder and CEO of Civic Advisors. Previously, Kyle was a Senior Associate Director of Public Engagement and Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama White House. This post was previously posted on Forbes.com Three years ago, in his 2015 State of the Union, President Barack Obama unveiled America’s College Promise, an ambitious plan […]

From Factory To Silicon Valley C-Suite: My Community College Journey

By Don Proctor, founder and CEO of Bk97 Digital and experienced Silicon Valley executive, is a guest contributor for the College Promise Campaign This post was previously posted on Forbes.com “If you’re smart, can’t you go to any college you want?” The simple answer is no. You can perhaps get accepted to any college you […]

To Those Affected by the Southern California Wildfires

On behalf of the College Promise Campaign, we want to let you know that our thoughts are with you, your students, faculty, staff, and administrators as you address the challenges and devastation of the southern California wildfires. Please reach out to us as we are ready to help in whatever ways we can. Please know […]


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