Announcing the Free Community College Story Competition Winners

We’re so excited to announce that the winner of the #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Video Competition is… Aaron Lacambra shared this awesome story about his journey – which began in the Philippines and has led him to a successful start to his engineering career. He powerfully expressed why we need free community college. We’re so impressed by his video and glad to award him […]

My Free Community College Story

This December, I will graduate from UC Davis with my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology/Biology in preparation for teaching high school chemistry.  I come from an immigrant family and my parents don’t have a high school education.  As a first generation college student, this is the culmination of my family’s efforts to achieve the American […]

A Year of Promise

A year ago today we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal, free, and affordable as high school was in the 20th century. On September 9, 2015, President Barack Obama joined the College Promise Advisory Board at Macomb Community College in Michigan to launch the College Promise Campaign. Since then, […]

Announcing: #PromiseStory Video Competition

Over the past several years, we have seen communities and states across the nation come together to deliver on the promise of an affordable education by developing College Promise programs. While these programs vary, they are united in their commitment to building education and career pathways for hardworking students. To amplify the progress of these impactful […]

Announcing PromiseNet 2016

You are invited to attend PromiseNet 2016 in Washington, D.C. on October 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! PromiseNet 2016 is the next landmark event in the national movement to make a college education accessible and affordable for all. Learn more and register here.  At the conference, Promise community stakeholders will come together to discuss local place-based scholarship programs, community […]


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