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Celebrating Exemplary Student Support Leaders

Stories and Practical Advice from California Community College Faculty and Staff At a time when our country was paralyzed by a global pandemic, student support leaders took action. As the related economic recession and racial reckoning unfolded and the pandemic kept us away from campuses, student support leaders leaned into the challenges, created places of Read more >

Press Releases & Announcements

Sara Kaur Sandhu Joins College Futures as Senior Communications Officer

We are pleased to announce that Sara Kaur Sandhu has joined College Futures Foundation as Senior Communications Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for a range of institutional, programmatic, and initiative-specific communications, including activities under the areas of: audience engagement, issue framing, messaging, publication and content production, research, media relations, communications grantmaking support, Read more >

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Whiteness Rules: Racial Exclusion in Becoming an American College President

While the majority of students in California’s public higher education system are Latinx, Asian American & Pacific Islander, and Black, the racial-ethnic and gender makeup of the presidents of these colleges and universities is much the same as in the 1970s: almost exclusively white and male. Why has so little changed in California’s colleges and Read more >

Press Releases & Announcements

In Partnership for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Dear Friends,  College Futures Foundation, together with each of our grantees and partners, has worked to create equitable access to educational opportunity that sets Californians on a path to economic mobility and a better life—especially those who have been disproportionately impacted by the rising costs associated with attending college. In the spirit of partnership, I Read more >

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Passing the Torch

Tomorrow is my last day at College Futures Foundation, and I have been reflecting on the profound honor it has been to serve California’s talented and diverse students alongside an equally talented and diverse community of grantee partners, staff, and board members.  I am proud of all we have accomplished in the past few years—rising Read more >

College Futures Foundation Leaders Driving Change Recognition Series


Leaders Driving Change: Leaders, teams, and institutions whose bold action inspires us

Through the Leaders Driving Change series, College Futures Foundation has recognized remarkable leaders and teams in California public higher education who are driving student equity, opportunity, and success and committing to the mindset of continuous improvement. By truly centering students, exploring innovations, working collaboratively, and never settling for “good enough,” they are pushing forward meaningful Read more >