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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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Free Community College → UCLA

I’m Arturo Aguirre and thanks to community college I am graduating from UCLA next month! This summer, Heads Up America will profile current and former community college students, like me, who have benefited from a “College Promise” program, which provides a free community college education. Here’s my story to help kick off this “Summer Stories […]