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September 9

President Barack Obama Announces Heads Up Movement

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Governor Cuomo’s Free College Tuition Plan for New York

The College Promise Campaign applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free college tuition for low and middle-income students attending all of New York’s public community colleges and state universities. “A high school education is insufficient for success in the 21st century. The College Promise Campaign encourages every community and state to fund – at […]

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First Generation American, First Generation College Graduate

My name is Kibret Tsige. I am from Arlington, VA, but my parents emigrated from Eritrea about 30 years ago. I didn’t always envision myself as a community college student. At my high school in Arlington, success seemed to be measured by acceptance into an elite university. My high school’s newspaper showed the university every […]

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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 […]