In California and throughout the country, the demand for a college-educated workforce and the simultaneous increasing cost of higher education can impede access to higher education for students from low- and middle-income families. College Promise programs can help to address this challenge. As California’s community college districts continue to build and expand their Promise programs, a growing community of chancellors, foundation staff, and community college representatives are identifying promising strategies to advance these programs.
This event will convene representatives from across California who are actively working on Promise programs – chancellors, trustees, district and foundation staff, and other cross-sector partners – to share their experiences and learn from each other about promising implementation practices. Attendees will:
Community College district teams are encouraged to attend, and each district has been given an allotment for participants based on district size. To encourage cross-sector collaboration, each district team should include members from at least two sectors outside of the community college district. The focus of the conference will be on the importance of engaging a broad group of community partners, including K-12 school districts, community colleges, four-year universities, business, and local government, in working towards the success of Promise programs. Another key topic will be building sustainable funding and infrastructure models.
Los Rios Community College District
1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, Ca 95825