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Why I Work for Heads Up America

I’m James Schuelke and I work on our advocacy team here at Heads Up America. As a proud community college alumni, I know firsthand the difference these campuses make in people’s lives. That’s why today I’m heading to my alma mater, Cuesta College, where San Luis Obispo County is investing in the future by providing […]

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Philippines ➡️ Queens: My American Dream

I could hardly believe it when Governor Andrew Cuomo visited my campus this month to propose free public college tuition for New York students. Standing in the LaGuardia Community College auditorium, I was grateful because I know firsthand what a struggle it can be to juggle a full-time job and classes. I’ve always worked hard […]

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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 […]