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Responding to Student Needs During COVID-19: Thoughts from Foundation President & CEO Monica Lozano

Dear colleagues and friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it monumental challenges for California’s students. When the initial impacts began to hit campuses in March, we at College Futures Foundation knew we had to respond. In early April, we launched the California College Student Emergency Support Fund to help address basic needs for some Read more >

Press Releases & Announcements

College Futures on COVID-19 Response – Message to Partners

Dear partners, colleagues, and friends, We are thinking of you all during this challenging time. The rapidly shifting COVID-19 environment underscores the importance of the work you are doing to support students, families, and communities who would benefit most from college opportunity and socioeconomic mobility—and how complex and changeable this work can be. First, we Read more >

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Testimony on Addressing Capacity Shortfalls at California’s Universities

Ria Sengupta Bhatt, the new director of public policy at College Futures Foundation, testified before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance on March 10, 2020 on the topic of building capacity at California’s colleges and universities. Her remarks follow. We must build higher education capacity if California’s diverse students are to earn degrees, achieve Read more >

News & Commentary, Publications & Research

A New Era of Leadership for the University of California: Perspectives on Priorities for the UC Presidential Search (2020)

The leadership transition at the University of California is occurring at a unique moment, when the nature of learning, work, and the economy in our state are undergoing significant transformation. As head of one of the world’s premier postsecondary research institutions, the new UC president will help shape the future of higher education in California Read more >

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A quick fix is unlikely for California colleges’ capacity woes – Education Dive

By Daniel C. Vock California faces a fairly unique problem: Its colleges and universities are quickly filling up and are beginning to struggle to educate everyone who is eligible to enroll there. By 2030, some 144,000 state residents who are otherwise qualified to attend its public universities to earn a bachelor’s degree won’t be able Read more >

News & Commentary, Spotlights

Grantee Perspectives: What Will 2020 Bring For Student Success?

In the new year—and the new decade—College Futures looks forward to working with our grantees and partners to ensure that all California students have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. As we look ahead to 2020, we asked some of our partners for their perspectives on the most critical challenges to address as Read more >

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Leaders selected in California’s unprecedented searches will help shape future of higher education – EdSource

By Larry Gordon California’s two public university systems are looking for Supermen or Superwomen who can increase funding, protect academic prestige, bolster graduation rates, ensure labor peace and work for social justice. With such lofty and perhaps unrealistic goals, unprecedented simultaneous searches are underway to fill the top leadership positions at the ten-campus University of Read more >

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Community advocates improved higher education access, equity from new UC president – Daily Bruin

By Sophia Kloster UCLA students and faculty said at a forum Tuesday they think the next president of the University of California needs to pay attention to issues such as sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. The forum, which was hosted by the UC and College Futures Foundation, an organization that fights for equity and accessibility for Read more >