Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating 20 years of service to the California Community Colleges.

The Foundation is on a mission to double its impact by 2028. Guided by the California Community Colleges' ambition Vision for Success, our projects and services seek to be at the forefront of innovation and excellence in higher education across five areas of impact: student success, workforce development, equity, community impact, and system support.

We are proud of the pivotal role we play in forging new partnerships and accelerating bold approaches to advance the California Community Colleges and the communities they serve.

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our organization, we remain focused on expanding partnerships to increase opportunity and improve outcomes for all Californians through the California Community Colleges. I am honored to work alongside talented teams of professionals to offer a wide-reaching portfolio of programs and services that work to increase systemwide resources, and directly respond to the needs of students, colleges, and the system as a whole.

Keetha Mills, President and Chief Executive Officer

The Learning Technology for Foster Youth Campaign

The Foundation has set up an anniversary fund to support learning technology for former foster youth. Each year, approximately 2,500 of California's foster youth between the ages of 18-21 "age out" of foster care and begin living on their own, many without support to transition into college or meaningful careers. California's foster youth receive wrap around support and other benefits while attending a California Community College, and more than 18,000 are currently enrolled. However, only 21% of California's urban foster youth have access to a computer at home and rural foster youth fair even worse at 5% according to the Pew Research Center.

The Learning Technology for Foster Youth campaign will leverage our CollegeBuys purchasing power to deliver technology kits with laptops, software, and California Connects mobile internet to students participating in the Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success—Independent Living Program (YESS-ILP). Students will be nominated by campus coordinators on the basis of need and promise.

Foster youth at our California Community Colleges need every opportunity to beat the odds. As a former foster youth, having my own laptop and wireless access made the difference between passing a class or failing. My first laptop was a refurbished laptop that was donated. I still own it. I succeeded because of the generosity and opportunities provided to me.

Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Support the Campaign

Your gift will empower former foster youth with learning technology tools and support more equitable outcomes. Contributions in any amount make a difference to bridge the digital divide for foster youth in California, for example:

  • $20 funds a month of internet access
  • $200 roughly covers the cost of a computer
  • $2,000 would cover internet for a year and a computer for three foster youth

Donate

Donations to the fund will be accepted through December 31, 2018. We are grateful for any amount you can give. 

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The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 114 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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