Eloy Oakley and community partners launch the Long Beach College Promise in 2008.

California Leading The Charge On Free Community College

By James Schuelke, Director of Engagement & Advocacy  This post was previously posted on Forbes.com Free community college may sound like a fantasy, but it’s happening right now in nearly 200 communities across the nation. Governors, mayors, and countless others are working across party lines to help residents advance their lives through free community college. This strengthens local […]

James Schuelke traveled to Racine, WI, in 2016 to help launch Gateway Promise, which delivers a free technical college education. Photo by Gateway Technical College

How Free Community College Transforms Rural America

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 […]

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Nevada Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Free Community College

This article was previously posted on Forbes.com. By Matt Caffrey, Director of Engagement and Advocacy, College Promise Campaign Free college was a big issue in last year’s election. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigned on sweeping plans to make public colleges and universities free. Donald Trump campaigned on making our nation’s colleges and universities more affordable. Those […]

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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 […]