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Invest in Community College Students; Transform Our Communities

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By: Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Vice President of the Rappaport Family Foundation

Securing $60 million in state funding to overhaul remedial education and equip students with the basic skills they need to succeed in college. Procuring free transportation for more than fifty thousand college students. Establishing undocumented student resource centers in California. These are just some examples of what can happen when we invest in a powerful yet untapped catalyst for community transformation: the leadership of community college students.
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Bill aims to increase college readiness among state’s low-income students

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We Can’t Live Without You…Really…

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By: Olga Jimenez, Communications Associate, The Campaign for College Opportunity

Dear California Acceleration Project,

As Valentine’s day nears, we wanted to take a minute to express our ardent admiration for you in true Little Rascals, Alfalfa fashion!

You are tackling one of the biggest and most important issues facing students at community colleges –  helping them get through remedial courses prepared enough to succeed in college level course work.  You have demonstrated that faculty led reforms and innovations are the way forward.  And you have demonstrated this dedication to students beyond the ones you serve at your own colleges in the hopes that ALL California community college students placed in remedial courses can succeed through the redesign of developmental English and math curriculum. Read More

Press Statement: Governor’s 2016-17 Budget Proposal

Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal increases funding for the state’s public colleges and universities by $596 million while making ongoing investments in access and student success.

The Governor proposes encouraging investments in California Community Colleges, including expanding enrollment funding by 2% to serve an additional 50,000 students, $248 million for programs that support career technical education and student transition to the workforce, and $25 million for Innovation Awards to—among other things—improve transfer pathways. Particularly encouraging is the $30 million proposal to continue investment in better preparing students for college level work.

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Press Statement: Extended Deadline for UC Transfer Applicants

Today the University of California (UC) strengthened their commitment to increasing the number of transfer students they serve by extending the application window for qualified students wishing to transfer from a California community college.

The extension from November 30th to January 4th has the potential to increase the number of transfer applicants to the UC. The news of the application extension comes just five months after UC’s announcement of the Transfer Pathways, an effort to streamline transfer between California Community Colleges and the UC. The news is also on the heels of UC’s announcement to add 10,000 new spots for California undergraduates over the next three years.

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UC expansion plan is timely as college application deadline nears

Numbers of freshmen from outside California increase at three UC campuses - LA Times

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