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Local Educators Roll Out Website Matching Employers With Student Interns

December 22, 2015
News Article

LaunchPath is "a single destination for employers to be fully informed" on student internships, says Alex Taghavian, vice president for the Linked Learning Alliance, in an article from the Sacramento Business Journal highlighting LaunchPath.

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Prepare to Find Internships as a Community College Student

December 15, 2015
News Article

"Internships are critical ways to get a foothold into the world of work," Tim Aldinger, director of workforce development services for the Foundation for California Community Colleges, told U.S. News & World Report. Community College students can find internships complementing their field of study through LaunchPath.

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Grant to help prepare more Inland students for college

December 1, 2015
News Article

Five Inland school districts will benefit from a $200,000 grant that officials hope will help put more students on the path to college. A Sacramento-based nonprofit won the grant from AT&T to expand college and career preparation in the Inland Empire, officials announced Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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California Workforce Investment Board funding will expand LaunchPath's network of employers committed to internships

December 1, 2015
Press Release

To strengthen the workforce and close the skills gap, the California Workforce Investment Board has awarded $100,000 to the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Linked Learning Alliance to help expand internship opportunities for students.

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Foster care through college pipeline on display
October 26, 2015
News Article
California College Pathways —  a consortium of charitable foundations, policy advocacy groups and college-based service centers for foster youth —  will host its annual Blueprint conference in Los Angeles, bringing together as many as 550 guests from nine states to share information on how to help current and former foster youth get into, stay, and complete college.

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State Chancellor Visits Ventura County Community College District
September 15, 2015
News Article
Oxnard College welcomed California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris as he spoke about the future success of students at the Statewide Chancellor's Circle Luncheon on Wednesday, September 9.

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Real life work experience program launches California students into careers
August 20, 2015
News Article
Aerojet Rocketdyne recently set a new record at its sprawling plant in Sacramento and it had nothing to do with production output or government contracts. The leader in aerospace and defense systems hired its very first high school intern.

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Izumi Elected Chair of Foundation for California Community Colleges
July 21, 2015
News Article
Lance Izumi was elected in June as chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, one of the largest operating foundations in higher education.

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California Community College Chancellor Visits Hancock College’s Santa Maria Campus
July 15, 2015
News Article
Brice Harris praises university transfer degrees, says UC and CSU systems need to build capacity to accept more students in the future.

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Community colleges chancellor lays out plan for student success
July 15, 2015
News Article
California community colleges need to improve access and increase student success, Chancellor Brice Harris said Wednesday at a gathering of local education and business officials at Hancock College.

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The Foundation for California Community Colleges Finalizes Contracts with Two Exterior LED Luminaires Distributors
June 9, 2015
Press Release
The Foundation is proud to announce piggyback contracts for outdoor LED lighting products with distributors GonLED and WESCO, as a result of a system-wide Request for Proposal #15-001.

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Lance Izumi Elected Chair of the Foundation for California Community Colleges
June 4, 2015
Press Release
Lance Izumi was elected as the chair of the Foundation for California Community Colleges--one of the largest operating foundations in higher education.

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 California Community College Student Clubs Raise Awareness for Mental Health
June 1, 2015
Press Release
Peer-to-peer outreach receives recognition in the nation's largest system of higher education as a part of May is Mental Health Matters Month.

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 Pathway to Pipeline Event Brings Together Regional Employers to Support Work-Based Learning
May 26, 2015
The Foundation is excited to be working closely with business leaders and educators committed to improving education and developing tomorrow's workforce.

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Inaugural Purchasing Professional of the Year Award Recognizes Excellence in Procurement
April 23, 2015
In a presentation at the California Community College Purchasing Conference, two distinguished procurement professionals were recognized for their leadership and collaboration advancing the field of public purchasing.
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Jan Dehesh and Gary Reed Recognized for Outstanding Service by California Community Colleges Board of Governors 
March 17, 2015
The Foundation and the California Community Colleges Board of Governors recognized the long-standing service of two outgoing members of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Jan Dehesh and Gary Reed, today at the Board of Governors meeting.
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