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Publications & Research

Access to Proper Nutrition Equals College Success: Making CalFresh Work For Students

Often overlooked, issues of chronic hunger and food insecurity have become a persistent challenge across colleges and universities nationally. In California, where one in three postsecondary students experiences food insecurity, the challenge is even more acute because of the high cost of living.   The CalFresh program offers nutritional assistance, but only a small fraction of Read more >

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Press Releases & Announcements

Expanding horizons of opportunity: College Futures’ student-centering priorities for 2022

Colleagues and Friends,  The last two years of the COVID crisis and necessary reckoning on racial injustice have heightened widespread understanding of the systemic barriers too many college students face. And while it is true that we have seen steep drops in community college enrollment and a decrease in FAFSA applications—just two indications of mounting Read more >

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Press Releases & Announcements

Message from the Board Chair

Announcing Monica Lozano’s Departure and the Search for the Next CEO of College Futures The past few years have brought about profound changes in California’s education and workforce landscapes. In my role on the board of College Futures Foundation—and now as the board chair—I am honored every day to champion equity of opportunity for California’s Read more >

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Special Message from the CEO

It’s hard to believe that I will soon be entering my fifth year as president and CEO of College Futures Foundation, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I have learned a tremendous amount about the transformative power of philanthropy and its galvanizing ability to impact society for the Read more >

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Spotlights

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 >

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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 >