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Statewide Regional Trainings on the “Championing Equity: Systemwide AB 540 FAQ”

Our grantee-partner, Immigrants Rising, will be offering six regional trainings for educators focused on the Championing Equity: Systemwide AB 540 FAQ between September 13 and November 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Build community with practitioners while learning about the elements of the FAQ, key implementation strategies, and promising practices. Lunch & networking opportunities will be Read more >

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Building Capacity for Equity and Servingness across California’s Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges

Ninety-two percent of California Community Colleges are considered Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), which are defined as accredited non-profit institutions enrolling at least 25 percent Latino undergraduates. According to USC Race and Equity Center’s new report, Building Capacity For Equity and Servingness Across California’s Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges, “the remaining campuses are likely to reach the HSI eligibility enrollment Read more >


T.E.A. with College Futures featuring Sarah Pauter

Welcome to T.E.A. with College Futures, a monthly feature dedicated to Talking Equity in Action with grantees, partners, and College Futures Foundation staff. Each month, we’ll highlight efforts addressing inequities in and around higher education and related to socio-economic mobility, and seek learnings and inspirations directly from changemakers. John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) Satisfactory Read more >


Episode Six

Courageously Advancing Racial Equity Post-SCOTUS

How does the work to advance racial equity continue after the latest SCOTUS rulings on race-conscious admissions? Host Eloy Ortiz Oakley discusses lessons learned under Prop 209, today’s legal climate, and opportunities for higher education leaders and advocates with Thuy Thi Nguyen, partner at Garcia Hernández Sawhney, and Jessie Ryan, executive vice president at The Campaign for College Opportunity. Read more >

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College Futures Foundation Welcomes New Chancellor of the California State University, Dr. Mildred García

The California State University Board of Trustees has named Dr. Mildred García as the next chancellor of the California State University (CSU) system. With this selection, Dr. García (pictured right) becomes the first Latina to assume the position of chancellor for the nation’s largest and most diverse four-year public university. With almost 130,000 annual graduates Read more >


Episode Five

What’s Next for the California State University? A Conversation with Interim CSU Chancellor Dr. Jolene Koester

Host Eloy Ortiz Oakley continues his conversation series with the current leaders of California’s public higher education systems. On this episode of Opportunity Forum with College Futures, Eloy and Dr. Jolene Koester, interim chancellor of the California State University, discuss enrollment trends across the 23-campus system, expanding access for transfer students and adult learners, and the CSU’s commitment to hiring and supporting diverse leaders. This episode was recorded on June 2, 2023. Read more >

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CA Budget 2023-24: Supporting Vulnerable Learners Today to Build a Strong Economy Tomorrow

This week, Governor Newsom and state legislators reached a budget deal for California for the coming fiscal year. Expected to be signed by midnight tonight, this budget reflects a range of investments in our state’s learners and our systems of public education, financial aid, and student support. At the time of writing, these include: Base Read more >

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SCOTUS Overturns Affirmative Action. Our Work Is Not Done.

On June 29,  the Supreme Court of the United States overturned affirmative action. This ruling, though anticipated by many, is especially poignant less than two weeks after Juneteenth — an opportunity for our whole country to celebrate, honor, and uplift Black communities in the past and present, and to remember and discuss our nation’s complex Read more >