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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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Twenty Community Colleges Selected to Implement California Guided Pathways Project

April 17, 2017
Press Release 

Twenty Community Colleges were selected to participate in the California Guided Pathways Project, a venture to substantially increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College by leveraging the significant investments California has made in student success.

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California Community Colleges Announce Virtual Town Hall to Develop Strategic Vision for the System

April 11, 2017
Press Release 

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and College Futures Foundation, are soliciting input from the public through a virtual town hall as part of an effort to develop a long-term, ambitious vision for the California Community College system.

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Mozilla Foundation recognizes 21st Century Skills Digital Badging Project as a 'promising practice'

February 10, 2017
Press Release 

A recent white paper released by the Mozilla Foundation has recognized the 21st Century Skills Digital Badging project as a promising example of bringing digital badges to scale.

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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
News Article 

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
News Article 

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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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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