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What We’re Reading – College Student Mental Health

Degrees of Distress: How Higher Education Institutions are Harming and Helping Student Mental Health “Regarding community of origin connections, research indicates that culture-based programs, courses, and organizations in higher education can allow students to maintain important connections to their home communities while also fostering meaningful connections with people on campus. When institutions reflect and engage Read more >

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Data Justice and Action is Long Overdue for AANHPI Students

In order to fulfill the vision of a California where postsecondary education advances racial, social, and economic equity, unlocking upward mobility now and for generations to come, we must deeply understand who our learners are, and what their experiences and needs might be on the path to achieving their educational goals. Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Read more >


T.E.A. with College Futures featuring Blanca Gomez

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. East Los Angeles College Dual Enrollment for Read more >


Episode Two

The Pursuit of a Living Wage: Career and Technical Education’s Role in Upward Mobility

Interest in Career and Technical Education programs is surging across the country; learners of all backgrounds are looking for viable, debt-free paths to in-demand careers with high earning potential and employers are searching for ways to meet their evolving needs. The nation’s leaders are heeding the call by investing billions to establish, strengthen, and expand career exploration and skill-building opportunities across the K-14 pipeline. Host Eloy Ortiz Oakley and CTE expert Peter Taylor, former president of ECMC Foundation, discuss all matters CTE on this episode of Opportunity Forum with College Futures.  Read more >

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Student Visions for Change: A California Community College Student Challenge

The Student Visions for Change challenge is a statewide call for proposals from California Community College (CCC) students. The goal of the Student Visions for Change challenge is to uplift student voices and ideas on how California Community Colleges can transform themselves to support students in achieving their dreams. The USC Race and Equity Center Read more >

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Message from Eloy Ortiz Oakley on College Futures Foundation’s New Vision and Mission

The first phase of College Futures Foundation’s strategic refresh process is complete, resulting in the creation of a vision statement that reflects the foundation’s belief in the power of postsecondary education to advance equity today and for generations to come, and an updated mission statement that details the foundation’s role in fulfilling this vision. Eloy Read more >

Publications & Research

Dual Enrollment for Equitable Completion

Dual Enrollment for Equitable Completion (DE4EC) aims to help California community colleges and their high school partners develop and expand equity-centered dual enrollment programs that strengthen completion outcomes for students underrepresented in higher education. Currently, the DE4EC network consists of 10 community colleges and their high school partners, technical assistance providers, and research and policy Read more >

Press Releases & Announcements

Announcing Our New Vision and Mission

At College Futures Foundation, we believe in the power of postsecondary opportunity. We believe that securing the postsecondary success of students facing the most formidable barriers will ensure that all of us can thrive—our communities, our economy, and our state. We believe that the equitable education system of the future, one that enables every student Read more >