California College Promise: Program Characteristics and Perceptions from the Field
College Promise programs are thriving in California, and with the continued growth comes a need to understand the features of these diverse efforts and the perspectives of the communities in which they exist. In 2018, the James Irvine Foundation supported California College Promise Project (CCPP) at WestEd to study the College Promise landscape in California, including how practitioners, institutional leaders, and other stakeholders think about where the Promise movement is heading. This report describes results of a statewide scan of the 42 College Promise programs that were active in fall 2017 and summarizes the perspectives of over 150 survey and interview respondents. College Promise Campaign Executive Director Martha Kanter co-authored this report in collaboration with Mary Rauner, WestEd, and Laura Perna, University of Pennsylvania.