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My immigrant story: from community college to Harvard

My name is Gillian – I am a first generation college student and I will be attending Harvard for my Master’s this Fall. Without community college, I would not be where I am today. My parents never attended college; my mom didn’t even go to high school. My parents believed in the importance of education, […]

Ryan Liu graduated from Pasadena City College as valedictorian and earned a full ride to Yale University as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholar.

Why I’ll Graduate From Yale But Owe It To Community College

This post was previously posted on By Ryan Liu Growing up, I listened to my parents tell me how the only thing that can’t be taken away from you is an education. I could understand their perspective. When my mother fled the Cambodian genocide and when my father immigrated from Argentina, they left behind […]


Free Community College Month of Action Reaches Millions

In April, the College Promise Campaign (CPC) celebrated National Community College Month with four weeks of action to build public support for free community college. The effort garnered the support of celebrities including Kal Penn and Ted Allen, elected officials like Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), partners like the Biden […]


Drumroll Please!

Drumroll please… We’re thrilled to announce that Dilia Samadova is the winner of our Free Community College Story competition. Her story inspired us deeply! Dilia will receive $2,000, which covers an average semester’s tuition at community college. And our runners-up are: Second Place: Johnson Tran Third Place: Mary Pacio Fourth Place: Gulish Javadova Johnson, Mary, and […]