The Foundation's student success programs support student success throughout the California Community Colleges and beyond. As the official non-profit supporting and enhancing the California Community College system, the Foundation is working closely with the systemwide Chancellor’s Office to move the Student Success Initiative forward. The Foundation's goal is to help the Board of Governors carry the banner of Student Success, leverage existing and identify new partnerships, and make significant progress in the implementation of key Student Success Initiative recommendations.
Launched in 2011 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in partnership with the statewide Chancellor’s Office, the Student Success Initiative is based on a set of 22 recommendations put forth in the Student Success Task Force Report, which was compiled by an independent group of academic and administrative practitioners, researchers, and educational policy leaders involved in a 12-month study of best practices in higher education systems throughout the nation. These recommendations now serve as a guiding policy for the system.