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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 […]


A Year of Promise

A year ago today we launched a bold initiative to make a community college education as universal, free, and affordable as high school was in the 20th century. On September 9, 2015, President Barack Obama joined the College Promise Advisory Board at Macomb Community College in Michigan to launch the College Promise Campaign. Since then, […]


Heather’s Second Chance

This year as I head back to school, something is different. The Dabney Promise Program launches this Fall, which means that for the first time, I won’t have to take out a major loan to finance my education. It means that I will only work part-time this semester, instead of working more than 40 hours […]


Webinars: Building Support for Free Community College

You’re invited to join an online training hosted by Heads Up America, the campaign for free community college. Already, momentum is growing across the country in communities like Los Angeles and Wichita, and states such as Tennessee and Oregon. The promise of an affordable and quality education is within grasp for students everywhere! Voices like […]


A Dream Come True

My name is Virginia Hughes, I am 23 years old, and I am from Maryville, Tennessee. Thanks to the Tennessee Promise, I am now the first in my family to graduate from college. I always wanted to go to college growing up, but because of our financial situation, my parents told me they didn’t think […]