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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 […]

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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 […]

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Annual Report 2016-2017

The College Promise Campaign Annual Report celebrates the tremendous growth in College Promise programs in the second year since the Campaign launched. Through communications, advocacy, leadership development, cross-sector engagement, and research, the Campaign has encouraged a national movement in communities and states to make a community college education within reach for eligible hardworking students seeking to complete a […]

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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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