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Press Release — California Community Colleges Ramp Up Advocacy for DACA Students

October 16, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, has declared Oct. 16-20 DACA Advocacy Week. Community colleges throughout the state are responding by hosting meetings with members of Congress and holding workshops and legal clinics for their students.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on the Passage of AB 19, a Bill That Establishes the California College Promise

October 13, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 19 (Santiago, Chiu and McCarty).

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Gov. Brown Signing AB 705, Requiring Community Colleges to Use High School Performance in Course Placement 

October 13, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 705 (Irwin), legislation intended to support assessment and placement strategies proven to increase student completion rates and close the achievement gap.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on Fires Burning in Northern California

October 9, 2017

SacramentoCalifornia Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today issued the following statement on the fires burning in Northern California:

Media Statement  — California Community Colleges Chancellor Urges Students to Renew DACA Status and Apply for the Mission Asset Fund $495 DACA Renewal Scholarship by September 29

September 27, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement to urge students to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and apply for the DACA renewal scholarship before the September 29 deadline

Press Release — California Community Colleges Announce the Most Expansive “College Promise” Program in the Nation

September 19, 2017

Santa Ana — Today the Board of Governors heard an overview of the planned changes to the California Community Colleges’ longstanding “free tuition” program, introducing the California College Promise Grant aimed at increasing college participation for recent high school graduates and continuing the state’s role as the national leader in providing free tuition to students with financial need.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Calls on Congress to Preserve DACA

September 18, 2017

Santa Ana — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors, in a resolution adopted by unanimous vote, today called on Congress to immediately and permanently preserve the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and further work toward comprehensive immigration reform. The board declared its unequivocal support for DACA recipients and other undocumented students in the California Community Colleges system.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approves Partnership with Nonprofit Western Governors University

September 18, 2017

Santa Ana — The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors today approved a new partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) that allows graduates of California’s 114 community colleges to transfer and seek their bachelor’s degree at a discount from the fully accredited, online institution.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5

September 13, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today applauded the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) for offering scholarship funds to cover the costs for students needing to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA) status before the upcoming Oct. 5 deadline.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to End DACA for Dreamers

September 5, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s action to end DACA:

"Ending DACA is a heartless and senseless decision that goes against American ideals and basic human decency. Those who are affected by this decision were brought to this country as children and are pursuing an education and making contributions to their communities..."

Press Release  — California Education Leaders Focus on College Affordability by Advancing College Promise Partnerships  

August 30, 2017

Sacramento — More than 400 education leaders, including the heads of all public education systems in California, have gathered today with their partners to discuss and develop strategies to improve and expand College Promise partnerships, which offer financial, academic, and community support to eligible students throughout the state.

Media Advisory — College Promise in California will be Focus of Summit Attended by State and National Education Leaders

August 29, 2017

Sacramento — Representatives from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Community College League of California, College Promise Campaign, California College Promise Campaign Leadership Team, Los Rios Community College District, and the Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd will highlight strategies for strengthening College Promise programs through local partnership-building and leveraging resources for financial sustainability.

Press Release — Twenty-four California Community Colleges Move Forward with Makerspaces to Prepare Students to Contribute the Creative

August 7, 2017

Sacramento — Makerspace initiatives at 24 community colleges from Orange County to Oroville are being awarded a total of $6 million in grants from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to establish maker programs that foster student innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

Press Release — Standouts in Career Education Earn Accolades as California's Community Colleges Advance Social and Economic Mobility

July 24, 2017

SacramentoMore than 100 career education programs delivered by 65 institutions in the California Community Colleges system have earned a spot among the ranks of Strong Workforce Stars for their successes in helping students increase their earning power and social mobility.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on Career Education Program Offerings

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges today launched a new campaign aimed at prospective students, both high school students and adults who want to gain new skills, as well as parents, counselors, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of California Community Colleges Career Education as an affordable, accessible pathway to a rewarding career.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s Statement on Ted Mitchell Taking the Helm at the American Council on Education

July 20, 2017

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Ted Mitchell being named president of the American Council on Education:

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Launches New Campaign Focused on more than 200 Career Education Program Offerings

July 19, 2017

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges launches new campaign, aimed at prospective students, both high school students and adult students, as well as parents, counselors, employers, and other stakeholders to promote the benefits of California Community Colleges Career Education as an affordable, accessible pathway to a rewarding, good-paying career.

Press Release — Dr. John W. Rice Award Presented to California Community Colleges Programs Exemplifying Diversity and Equity

July 18, 2017

Sacramento — The 17th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award ceremony today honored two college programs whose work has promoted student equity, diversity and access in the California Community Colleges. The ceremony was held at the Crocker Art Museum.