How A Filmmaker Found His Voice in Community College

By Alexander Shebanow, a documentary filmmaker and director of Fail State, an expansive documentary exposé on predatory for-profit colleges and worsening inequality in American higher education This post was previously posted on Forbes.com In 2009, I graduated high school with mediocre grades, mediocre SAT scores, a too-good-for-college-stubbornness, and a half-hatched plan to move to Los Angeles […]

College Promise Month of Action Reaches Millions

In April, the College Promise Campaign (CPC) celebrated National Community College Month with four weeks of action to build public support for free community college. The effort garnered the support of celebrities including Kal Penn and Ted Allen, elected officials like Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), partners like the Biden […]

Applauding New York’s Free Tuition Plan

The College Promise Campaign applauds New York for becoming the first state to provide free tuition for in-state students to attend any of its two or four-year public colleges or universities. The Excelsior Scholarship, first proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo this January, will allow students with family incomes up to $125,000 to earn a college […]

Rapid Progress for Tuition-Free College Promise Initiatives

With the new federal administration gearing up in Washington, states and communities across the nation are taking action to promote affordable access to higher education. Throughout the nation, leaders are developing College Promise initiatives, which cover tuition and fees for students to attend a community college, technical school, or university. There are now over 190 […]

CPC Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Free College Tuition Plan

The College Promise Campaign applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free college tuition for low and middle-income students attending all of New York’s public community colleges and state universities. “A high school education is insufficient for success in the 21st century. The College Promise Campaign encourages every community and state to fund – at […]

CPC Celebrates First Anniversary

The College Promise Campaign celebrated its first anniversary today and announced details on the remarkable growth of College Promise programs throughout the nation. The number of state and local programs that provide free community college tuition for hardworking students has grown to more than 150 in 37 states. “A year ago today we launched a […]


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