Why We Do This Work

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Connie Castelan

because 3 community college districts + 7 campuses + 2.5 years to transfer is unacceptable.

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Victoria Conlu

Victoria Conlu

because students shouldn’t have to fight each other for classes.

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Jay Cortez

Jay Cortez

because financial need shouldn’t defer a student’s dream of going to college.

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Yessica Escobar

Yessica Escobar

because students need early guidance and intervention.

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Karmina Garcia

Karmina Garcia

because DREAMers deserve to reach their college dreams too.

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Toni Gomez

Toni Gomez

because college can be a pathway out of poverty.

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Michelle Ko

Michelle Ko

because returning to college to train for a new career should be possible.

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Diedrea Lewis

Diedrea Lewis

because no one should fall through the cracks at a community college.

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Carlos Maldonado

Carlos Maldonado

because the road for first-generation college students has not yet been paved.

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Reid Milburn

Reid Milburn

because 5 years, more than 90 units, and no associate degree is the disappointing reality of many students.

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Alex Pader

Alex Pader

because information about student resources is essential to their success.

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