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September 9

President Barack Obama Announces Heads Up Movement

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US Army -> Nassau Community College -> Columbia University

My name is Kristofer Goldsmith. I am a U.S. Army Veteran and I attended Nassau Community College before transferring to Columbia University. Supporting the free community college movement means continuing to serve my country – even after taking off the uniform. Going to community college saved my life. I want every American to be able […]

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Announcing the Free Community College Story Competition Winners

We’re so excited to announce that the winner of the #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Video Competition is… Aaron Lacambra shared this awesome story about his journey – which began in the Philippines and has led him to a successful start to his engineering career. He powerfully expressed why we need free community college. We’re so impressed by his video and glad to award him […]

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My Free Community College Story

This December, I will graduate from UC Davis with my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology/Biology in preparation for teaching high school chemistry.  I come from an immigrant family and my parents don’t have a high school education.  As a first generation college student, this is the culmination of my family’s efforts to achieve the American […]

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A Year of Promise

A year ago today we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal, free, and affordable as high school was in the 20th century. On September 9, 2015, President Barack Obama joined the College Promise Advisory Board at Macomb Community College in Michigan to launch the College Promise Campaign. Since then, […]