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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Forbes.com 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 […]

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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, […]

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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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CPC Celebrates RI Free Community College Legislation

On Thursday evening, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed legislation making a community college education free for the state’s recent high school graduates. Under the $2.8 million pilot program, high school graduates from the class of 2017 will be able to attend any of the state’s three community college campuses for two years without […]

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College Promise Campaign Celebrates the Detroit Promise Path

The College Promise Campaign is celebrating the release of a new report that highlights the success of the Detroit Promise Path, an extension of the city’s free community college program. The report was released on July 19. “Our campaign applauds the release of another report showing the positive impact of free community college programs when […]

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CPC Celebrates Nevada’s Free Community College Law

The College Promise Campaign celebrates Nevada’s passage of legislation making a free community college education available to graduating high school seniors. Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed the Nevada Promise Scholarship into law on June 8, following its unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses of the State Legislature. “The College Promise Campaign celebrates Nevada for joining […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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