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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 […]