By Dominique Vera I’ve been a student in Long Beach, California from start to finish, all the way from pre-K to college. I’d like to think the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach College Promise have helped me complete my entire educational journey. As a student at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, I […]
By Leslie Marin I was always determined to go to college, but I didn’t really know how I was going to get there. As a first generation student from a low-income family, I didn’t know how to apply or where I was going to get the money from. But I knew I wanted to be […]
By Arturo & Yuliana Aguirre The Ventura College Promise was the first Promise program in California! It is a commitment to recent high school graduates that they will attend their first year at Ventura College free of tuition and fees. The Ventura College Promise has made a huge impact in people’s lives, particularly the Aguirre family. […]
By Klayre Guzman I was one of the first students ever to receive the San José Promise, a pilot program at San José City College (SJCC) that covered my tuition and fees and gave me the academic tools to succeed. And now, after graduating from UC Davis, I am a staff member for the San […]
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By James Schuelke, Director of Engagement & Advocacy This post was previously posted on Forbes.com Rural America is the nation’s backbone. In every state, small towns like the one I called home in Idaho are strengthening our nation’s civic and economic fabric. But like too many Americans, hardworking folks from these communities are hurting. Jobs are […]