Success Stories

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Cecil M.
: 22
Provider Organization: Gavilan College
Location: Gilroy, CA

Before coming to California, Cecil worked as a Utility Assistant for a nuclear power plant in Columbia, South Carolina. Without warning, the plant suffered massive layoffs, and Cecil lost his job...

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Charles C.
: 41
Provider Organization: Opportunity Junction
Location: Milpitas, CA

Charles was interested in changing employers to advance his career, obtain full-time employment, and increase his income. Through Opportunity Junction, a non-profit focused on skill building and basic needs, Charles became a Fresh Success participant...

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John O.
: 40
Provider Organization: Rubicon Programs
Location: Antioch, CA

John spent the first 20 years of his adulthood in-and-out of prison. Out of prison, he was often homeless and struggled with drug addiction. As part of a gang, he found it nearly impossible to break the cycle he was living in...

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Foundation Contacts

Courtney Cagle
Senior Program Specialist, Fresh Success
T: 916.491.4468

Tanya Garbolino 
Manager, Fresh Success
T: 916.491.4477

Fact Sheet

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Partners and Supporters

  • AC Strategic Solutions
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Welfare Directors Association
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Thomas J. Long Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Y&H Soda Foundation

Fresh Success Providers

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How to get involved

  • Start a pilot program in a community-based organization or community college
  • Join with other funders to support planning, technical assistance, evaluation, and pilots
  • Complete an interest form to be contacted by Fresh Success staff

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Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Help the Foundation further its mission to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 68-0412350).

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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