Promise programs in Rhode Island embody the spirit of the College Promise movement: to make higher education an affordable and accessible opportunity for all.

Rhode Island: A Small State With A Powerful Promise

By Madalyn Ciampi, Outreach Coordinator at Providence Promise, a new non-profit organization committed to making higher education a reality for all Providence youth. This post was previously posted on Forbes.com The College Promise movement is building momentum nationally as cities, counties, and states are leading the way to create Promise initiatives tailored to their local […]

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Achieving my Dreams Thanks to Cuesta Promise!

By Brittney Tierney I was born and raised on a small three-acre farm in Atascadero, California, where every square inch was used for livestock. Coming from a rural community and being homeschooled all my life, community college helped my family a great deal. In fact, my two older sisters attended our local campus, Cuesta College, […]

High school graduates in Ventura County receive one-year of free tuition at Ventura College.

Meet The Town That Inspired Free Community College In California

By Greg Gillespie, Chancellor of Ventura County Community College District, is a guest contributor for the College Promise Campaign This post was previously posted on Forbes.com The drive to make community college free is picking up speed here in California. Today, nearly 50 “College Promise” programs are delivering free tuition in every corner of the state. For thousands of […]

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College Promise Campaign Celebrates Second Anniversary

The College Promise Campaign celebrates its second anniversary this week by remarking on the rapidly growing national movement for free community college programs in communities and states across the nation. “Just two years ago we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal and free as high school was in the […]