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The Foundation News Room is designed to provide valuable resources and information on our organization. Here you will find our latest news and announcements, press releases, hi-res images, logos, and detailed background information about all Foundation programs and services.

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Support from College Futures and Teagle Foundation launch California Guided Pathways Project

December 7, 2016
Press Release

A broad-based group of community college leaders coordinated by the Foundation for California Community Colleges announced the launch of the California Guided Pathways project, a venture designed to substantially increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College. Up to 20 California Community Colleges will adapt national model to create and implement student pathways.

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Mayor Steinberg wins state support for idea of paid internships for Sacramento high schoolers

December 16, 2016
News Article 

During his swearing-in speech Tuesday, Steinberg said he intended to provide paid internships to at least 50 percent of juniors and seniors in city schools within four years. The internships would aim to give hands-on vocational training to kids who may not be immediately bound for college.

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Community College soft skills program scales to meet growing employer demand

December 8, 2016
News Article 

To upgrade the "soft skills" of California students, a new training curriculum is now available to all 113 of the state's community colleges. The comprehensive program, called New World of Work (NWOW) has been officially endorsed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office after four years of development.

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Community college leaders launch Guided Pathways project

December 8, 2016
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A project to increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a community college is underway. Officials say The California Guided Pathways project will help up to 20 community colleges including Bakersfield College design and implement structured academic and career pathways for all students.

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Education Roundup: Program to boost community college transfers, grad rates

December 7, 2016
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A statewide community college program championed by Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian that would streamline the transfer process and boost graduation rates launched Wednesday, officials announced.

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Incoming California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces Key Leadership Positions

November 21, 2016
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Two new executive hires will fill key leadership positions within the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges, incoming Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced today.

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The Foundation for California Community Colleges Launches a Community College Civic Impact Project with Support from NextGen Climate America

September 28, 2016
Press Release

A new grant from NextGen Climate America aims to engage California Community College students in the democratic process at significantly higher rates. The California Community Colleges Civic Impact Project, housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, will support a multi-year, non-partisan effort to register voters and promote civic participation at community college campuses across the state.

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Hemet Unified Students to Get Internet Help for College

September 19, 2016
News Article

Hemet Unified School District has signed on to participate in the Foundation's California College Guidance Initiative, offering a technology-based tool to sixth through 12th grade students to help them prepare and figure out how to pay for college.

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California Colleges Gain Access to Online Diagnostic Assessment Tool

August 11, 2016
News Article

The result of a partnership between the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative and the Foundation for California Community Colleges will make the SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator, from SmarterServices, available to colleges through the foundation's purchasing program.

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CollegeBuys Streamlines Tech Procurement

June 23, 2016
News Article

CollegeBuys can streamline the procurement process on behalf of a college or district by securing contracts that comply with California Public Contract Code, and—by aggregating the buying power of the 113 community colleges—offer significant cost savings as well.

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California Grows an Educational Approach that Links Student Aspirations to Workforce Needs

June 6, 2016
News Article

California has been at the forefront of using technology platforms such as LaunchPath to make it easier for employers to develop or expand work-based learning opportunities for teens and young adults.

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California Acceleration Project Receives Grant from The James Irvine Foundation to Close Student Achievement Gaps

April 20, 2016
Press Release

The California Acceleration Project has received a $300,000 grant from The James Irvine Foundation to expand evidence-based approaches that increase student completion and narrow racial achievement gaps.

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New UC Davis Center Supports Community College Leadership Through Education, Research
March 29, 2016 
Press Release

The University of California, Davis, School of Education, with the support of the California Community Colleges, has launched a program to support and cultivate current and future community college leaders through professional development and research. Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research, is supported by funding from UC Davis and the Hearst Foundations. It is also supported by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. 

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