Biden Foundation – Annual Report 2017

The College Promise Campaign is proud to partner with the Biden Foundation to advance our nation’s community colleges. Read more about the work of the Biden Foundation in their 2017 Annual Report.   “Community colleges represent the American drive to lift ourselves up, and they offer a direct pathway to the middle class. As a community […]

ACT Launches 2018 Policy Platforms

This article was previously posted on Diverse Education. ACT has released four new policy platforms geared to promote education and workplace access for students and to align the nation’s education and workforce systems to meet their needs. At a Tuesday morning “Aligning Our Education and Workforce Systems: A Look Ahead” panel session in Washington, D.C., […]

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 Three years ago, in his 2015 State of the Union, President Barack Obama unveiled America’s College Promise, an ambitious plan […]

Seattle Mayor Durkan’s Free Community College Plan

On her first full day in office, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan (D) fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to make a community and technical college education free for the city’s recent high school graduates. City officials will have 100 days to draft a framework for the Seattle Promise Tuition Program, which […]

Dr. Jill Biden Praises California’s Passage of Free Community College

Dr. Jill Biden, the Honorary Chair of the College Promise Campaign  National Advisory Board, applauds California’s passage of legislation providing one year of free community college for new students. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed Assembly Bill 19 into law on Friday, establishing the California Promise, which will cover tuition and fees for first-time students to […]

College Promise Campaign Celebrates Second Anniversary

The College Promise Campaign celebrates its second anniversary this week by remarking on the rapidly growing national movement for free community college programs in communities and states across the nation. “Just two years ago we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal and free as high school was in the […]

CPC Statement on Tropical Storm Harvey

August 28, 2017 The College Promise Campaign is deeply concerned about the devastating flooding in the greater Houston region and the ongoing wrath of Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas. Our thoughts are with the community colleges, universities, and communities throughout Southeast Texas. We hope and pray for the safety of students, administrators and all of […]

RI Joins The List Of States Providing Free Community College

By Andra Armstrong, Senior Strategist at the College Promise Campaign This post was previously posted on This month, Rhode Island joined the rapidly growing list of communities and states to fund a ‘free’ college education beyond high school. Starting this fall, in a new $2.8 million pilot program, recent high school graduates in the […]

CPC Statement on Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 16, 2017 The College Promise Campaign is dedicated to increasing opportunity for all through quality education at every level of society. Our staff is deeply saddened by the violence, bigotry, and racism expressed in Charlottesville, Virginia and in the aftermath. Human rights to free speech and peaceful assembly are hallmarks of the American way, […]

CPC Applauds Baltimore’s Free Community College Plan

Beginning in fall 2018, recent graduates of Baltimore’s public high schools will be able to attend Baltimore City Community College to earn a one-year certificate or two-year degree with the cost of tuition and fees covered by the city. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) unveiled the plan at a news briefing on Wednesday as part […]

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