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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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Foundation for California Community Colleges is Awarded $21.5 Million Through the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge

August 4, 2022

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Today, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) was announced as a recipient of one of 32 grants awarded as part of the...

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California Launches Medicine Scholars Program to Help Diversify the State’s Primary Care Physician Workforce

June 28, 2022

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Today marks the official launch of the California Medicine Scholars Program (CMSP) thanks to funding from the California Department of Health Care Access...

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The Jay Pritzker Foundation Receives 2021 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year Award

March 9, 2022

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The Jay Pritzker Foundation has been named the 2021 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year...

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Centralized Clinical Placement System Announces Launch of Student Ready to Streamline the Healthcare Clinical Placement Process for Students

February 8, 2022

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The Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) has announced the launch of a new product...

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Foundation for California Community Colleges Receives $1 Million Grant from Lumina Foundation to Advance Construction Careers for Students

January 18, 2022

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FoundationCCC will specifically work to increase alignment between the community colleges and California state workforce systems...

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California Community Colleges Launches New Student-Centered Support for Guided Pathways Implementation

December 6, 2021

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The Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education (REACH) Collaborative will provide resources and technical assistance to 25 colleges to increase success of adult learners of color through guided pathway.

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MUFG Union Bank Foundation Awards $400,000 to Expand California Community Colleges Student Outreach Efforts to Address Food Insecurity

September 29, 2021

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Funds will be used to engage 150 students in paid outreach efforts to raise awareness of California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, CalFresh.

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Kwesi Edwards Appointed to the Foundation for California Community Colleges Board of Directors

January 26, 2021

Press Release

Kwesi Edwards, of Amazon Web Services (AWS), has joined the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) Board of Directors (Board). The motion to approve his appointment was made by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis during the January Board of Governors meeting and was unanimously approved.

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College Futures Foundation Awards $750,000 to Support Project Addressing College Affordability Crisis

December 16, 2020

Press Release

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) received $750,000 in funding from College Futures Foundation (College Futures) to support a project addressing the current college affordability crisis through a partnership with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). 

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The Foundation for California Community Colleges Partners with TimelyMD to Expand Healthcare Options for Students

December 7, 2020

Press Release

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) CollegeBuys program has announced a new partnership with TimelyMD, the leading telehealth provider specializing in higher education, to make the virtual care available to all 116 California Community Colleges. 

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California Education Learning Lab to Award $7 Million in New Grants to Support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

November 19, 2020

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Today, the California Education Learning Lab (Learning Lab) announced a new grant opportunity, the “Learning Lab Grand Challenge: Overcoming the Calculus Barrier to STEM Success” (Grand Challenge), which aims to boost STEM retention and completion in California. 

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California Community Colleges Launches Second Phase of Guided Pathways Project

October 22, 2020

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Today, the California Community Colleges, in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), announced the launch of “Guided Pathways 2.0,” a project that aims to further accelerate implementation of the California Guided Pathways model and increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree. 

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$100 Million Donation Committed to Foundation for California Community Colleges to Help Students Finish College

October 20, 2020

Press Release

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), announced the largest philanthropic gift to community colleges in the nation to date. Over 20 years, the $100 million pledge will help eliminate regional educational gaps by providing scholarships to students who are well on their way toward a finish-line goal of completing a degree or certificate or transferring to a four-year university. 

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Anthem Blue Cross Foundation Awards $465,000 to Increase Basic Needs Support for California Community College Students

October 15, 2020

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The Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) announced today that it recently received a grant of approximately $465,000 from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation to help address students’ abilities to meet their basic needs amid lost wages and the transition to virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Foundation for California Community Colleges Embarks on Partnership with Amazon Business to Simplify Procurement at Scale

September 21, 2020

Press Release

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) has engaged in a three-year collaborative partnership with Amazon Business to streamline local purchasing processes for the California Community Colleges.

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Sarah London
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E: slondon@foundationccc.org

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