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Five Minute Scholarship Could Earn You $2,000

Attention high school students! Listen, we get it. We understand you are busy with practice, homework, and having a life outside of school. But we also want you to start planning for your college education. College is expensive and, unless you recently hit the lottery, you might have to take out student loans to pay […]

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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 […]

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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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#FarewellObama

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will conclude their tenure in office. Before they do, we want to say thank you one last time. The Obama Administration focused attention on community colleges like no other in history. The President’s proposal, America’s College Promise, inspired explosive growth in the movement to make community college […]

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Education Designed to Include All

My name is Reid Getty, and I was born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina. Heads Up America is sharing community college stories like mine throughout the summer, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am proud to share my story in celebration of Pride Month! As a queer kid growing up […]

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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 […]