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Leaders Driving Change: Chad Thompson

SparkPoint at Skyline College Supports Students to Achieve Their Financial Goals Watch the video and keep reading below to learn more about Chad Thompson and SparkPoint at Skyline College. For many students, attending community college is a practical financial decision: The low tuition appears to offer an affordable way to earn a college degree. But Read more >

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Publications & Research

From Local Scholarships to Regional Leadership: Insights on an Initiative That Surpassed Expectations

Elizabeth González, Chief Program & Strategy Officer, College Futures Foundation College Futures Foundation is pleased to share top takeaways from a recent initiative that has changed the way seven California community foundations approach scholarships and leadership in their regions. Running from 2015 to 2020, the Community Philanthropy Initiative (CPI) was our first major initiative. This $20 Read more >

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News & Commentary, Publications & Research

New Research: Dual Enrollment Supports Equitable College Completion

College Futures Foundation has long championed dual enrollment as an important strategy for closing critical equity gaps. Getting a postsecondary credential remains key to unlocking lifelong opportunities, yet disparities are stubbornly entrenched in terms of who actually has access to college and who has the luxury to focus on studies in order to earn a Read more >

Press Releases & Announcements

College Futures Foundation’s Board of Directors Welcomes new Members Martha M. Escutia and Arnoldo Avalos, Elects new Chair and Vice Chair and Bids Farewell to Veteran Members

The College Futures Foundation board of directors welcomed two new members, bid farewell to two retiring members, and elected a new chair and vice-chair at its December 14, 2021 meeting. The board oversees the Foundation’s strategic development and guides investments to catalyze systemic change, increase college degree completion, and close equity gaps so that education Read more >

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Leaders Driving Change: Dr. Robert Pimentel

“Transfer Pathways” Dual Enrollment in Fresno puts students in the driver’s seat on their education goals Watch the video and keep reading below to learn more about Dr. Pimentel and the “Transfer Pathways” dual enrollment program at Fresno City College. In Fresno, high school students now have more opportunities to earn credits that count toward Read more >

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Leaders Driving Change: Dr. Jane Dong

Dr. Dong launches Cal State LA’s STAR program to increase transfer student success in STEM This is the first feature in College Futures Foundation’s Leaders Driving Change recognition series. Through this series, we are lifting up leaders, institutions, and organizations committed to equitable, student-centered support and a culture of continuous improvement. We are showcasing leaders Read more >

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Publications & Research

Survey: Pandemic Disrupted Plans of Nearly 40% of Community College Students on Verge of Transferring

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of higher education in the past 18 months. Perhaps most heartbreakingly, the pandemic derailed the dreams and plans of transfer students who had made considerable progress toward a bachelor’s degree and were on the verge of transitioning from a community college to a university. Post-pandemic, addressing the challenges Read more >

News & Commentary

New Resource Offers a Roadmap to College for California Students

Higher education is a critical step toward good jobs, economic mobility, opportunities, and success. But the process of applying, getting into, financing and transferring colleges isn’t so straightforward. We’re proud to support Southern California Public Radio’s college pathways guide for folks at all stages of life who want to attend college.  The guide offers readers Read more >

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News & Commentary, Press Releases & Announcements

Gubernatorial Higher Ed Appointees Reflect Student Diversity, Importance of Latino Leadership

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced ten new appointees to the governing boards of California’s three public higher education segments. Seven of these appointees are Latino—a strong statement in recognition of our diverse student population and the importance and power of Latino leadership for higher education and socioeconomic mobility. One of the appointees, Julia Lopez, previously Read more >