Students Helping Students To Alleviate The Hidden Costs Of College

This article was previously published on Forbes By Yanelle Cruz Bonilla Imagine having missed your last few meals: your stomach is rumbling, you’re hungry, but you have to take a final college exam. Would you be able to concentrate fully? Well, that’s the reality 1 in 10 community college students face. What’s more, a report […]


Making A Difference For Student Parents And Children

By Marni Roosevelt, Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Valley College Family Resource Center As ball-point pens and notebooks of all sizes reoccupy aisles of shelfspace, it’s clear that back to school season is approaching. Parents shop for their children; educators shop for the classroom; and even working adults take advantage of the competitive […]


How Recent College Graduates Transform Communities

By Kim Mazzuca, President and CEO of 10,000 Degrees. This article are originally published on Forbes. Michelle Obama once famously stated, “You have to stay in school. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education.” I can’t help […]

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The San Diego Promise: A Solid Investment In Our Future

By Dr. Constance M. Carroll, Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. This article was originally published on Forbes. Maia Wakefield didn’t know what to expect when she learned about the San Diego Promise, a free tuition program that prompted her to enroll at San Diego Mesa College. Two years later, the 19-year-old scholar […]

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When I Walked Across The Stage, My Parents Were Graduating, Too

By Emily Lin This article was originally published on Forbes. As a first-generation college student, I know firsthand the power that a college education has to change lives, not just for graduates, but for their families too. In many ways, when I earned my degree from the University of California, Irvine last week, my parents […]

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West Sacramento Mayor Joins CPC In Announcing College Promise Playbook

By Christopher Cabaldon This article was originally published on Forbes. Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento, California, is a guest contributor for the College Promise Campaign At my annual state of the city address in the Summer of 2016, I announced that the City of West Sacramento would make the first year of community college […]

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How Providence Promise Is Building A College-Going Culture

By Madalyn Ciampi This was previously posted on Forbes.com. As the College Promise movement continues to gain momentum throughout the country, local leaders recognize they must provide more than just funding to make higher education accessible to all students. In Providence, Rhode Island, our Providence Promise is helping families open and build savings in 529 College Savings […]

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Five Numbers That Show The Impact Free College Can Have

By Andra Armstrong and Matt Caffrey This was previously posted on Forbes.com. Over the past few years, over 200 communities and 16 states have taken a bold move with little fanfare. More and more regions are expanding access to higher education through College Promise programs that cover the cost of tuition for students. And these […]

A student leader, Kien co-founded a student club called Unity Through Diversity, which organized the “Spread the Love Project” to raise funds to provide food and school supplies for over 200 Vietnamese and orphans.

Community College Opens Doors To The American Dream

By Kien Truong This was previously posted on Forbes.com In Vietnam, my parents never had the opportunity to go school beyond third grade. However, they believed that getting an education was the only way to escape poverty. So, in 2014, just after I finished my junior year in high school, my family and I immigrated to […]

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This Is College

This was previously posted on Forbes.com By Karina Lopez When people think of college, they may picture a movie scene in a typical quad, library, or classroom. But college offers more beyond these traditional images. College provides opportunities for students to engage in areas of study they might not expect, programs leading to certifications and […]

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