Celebrating Sixteen Years of Advancing Racial Equity in College Opportunity: A Fireside Chat and Celebration

On December 9, 2020, we had the honor of celebrating 16 years of expanding college opportunity with a fireside chat and celebration. We had the privilege of hosting a panel with Governor Gavin Newsom, UC President Michael V. Drake, CSU Chancellor-select Joseph I. Castro, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, and College Futures President/CEO Monica Lozano in a historic discussion on the economic and social imperative of closing racial equity gaps in college access and success.

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Governor Newsom praises the campaign for being a leader in higher education advocacy.

“This is one of the most important organizations in the state. You hold our feet to the fire, you raise expectations, but, more importantly, you deliver because you’re constructive. And I just want to thank you for being pragmatic as you advance our collective ideals.”

Superintendent Thurmond speaks to the Campaign’s role in facilitating intersegmental coordination.

Former Fellow Rebecca Cepeda talks about the critical work of the Campaign.

Los Angeles-based Chicano activist band, Quetzal, performs their song, Pasa Montañas.

Thank you to our event sponsors!