College Promise

College Promise Launches #BecauseWeWill, a National Student Voices Campaign

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:11pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Promise announces a national expansion of the #BecauseWeWill campaign.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Promise announces a national expansion of the #BecauseWeWill campaign.
  • "College Promise is proud to sponsor the #BecauseWeWill campaign and empower students to share their stories.
  • Student voices remain critical as we reimagine our higher education ecosystem to be more affordable, accessible, and equitable for all Americans," said Dr. Martha Kanter, CEO of College Promise.
  • For more information about the #BecauseWeWill campaign, visit www.becausewewill.org
    College Promise is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build broad public support for accessible, affordable, quality College Promise programs across the United States.

Leading Higher Education Organizations Mobilize to Include All College Students in Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Shared Commitment pledge was organized by Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE).

Key Points: 
  • The Shared Commitment pledge was organized by Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE).
  • What we want to see is a next generation of creative leadership across all higher education institutions to make college-level civic learning expected, equitable, high quality, and inclusive."
  • In 2020, the Higher Learning Commission made civic engagement a quality criterion for the 967 institutions it accredits.
  • "We celebrate the state systemsMaryland, Massachusetts, and Virginiathat already are making civic learning a higher education priority, said Robert Anderson, SHEEO's President.

College Promise and ETS Announce Expanding Promise Symposium

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 1:52pm

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, College Promise and ETS will open the Expanding Promise Symposium , a national event with public sessions on June 2 and June 9.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, College Promise and ETS will open the Expanding Promise Symposium , a national event with public sessions on June 2 and June 9.
  • The Expanding Promise Symposium and ecosystems research reports provide a deeper understanding of targeted segments of today's post-secondary student population so that we can best support all students," said Martha Kanter, CEO of College Promise.
  • This work builds upon the multi-year Ecosystems of Support initiative begun in 2019 by College Promise and ETS to better understand the wrap-around supports and services various student populations need to thrive in college.
  • "ETS is proud to continue our partnership with College Promise on this important initiative.

College Promise and Coalition of Leading Organizations Commit to Preparing America's Talent Pipeline by Eliminating Barriers to Affordable, Quality Postsecondary Education

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:38pm

"College Promise is committed to build on this progress, led by America\'s community colleges, to expand the movement, engaging thousands more college, business, and nonprofit partners working together.

Key Points: 
  • "College Promise is committed to build on this progress, led by America\'s community colleges, to expand the movement, engaging thousands more college, business, and nonprofit partners working together.
  • Today, we must position our country to meet the demands of a new era by making a College Promise for All.
  • Over the last 30 years, college costs have doubled in the U.S. and student debt has tripled," said Rosye Blancas Cloud of College Promise.
  • "This disproportionately impacts low-income students, who make up only 12% of those earning a degree by the age of 25.

College Promise Unveils National Policy Proposal Charting Path for Universal Access and Affordable College for All Americans

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 1:59pm

b'WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, College Promise releases an ambitious proposal for a federal-state partnership.

Key Points: 
  • b'WASHINGTON, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, College Promise releases an ambitious proposal for a federal-state partnership.
  • Millions of jobs remain unfilled across the country today, waiting for hardworking Americans to fill them.
  • College Promise for All builds on these high impact practices to accelerate nationwide access and completion to tuition-free college opportunities.
  • We must position our country to meet the demands of the innovation economy supported by a College Promise for All .

New Opportunity for Tens of Thousands of Texas Community College Graduates to Earn Bachelor’s Degrees Through Bellevue University

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Texas Community College Promise Grant is open to all graduates who have completed an associate degree at a Texas state community college, no matter when they completed their degree or their major.

Key Points: 
  • The Texas Community College Promise Grant is open to all graduates who have completed an associate degree at a Texas state community college, no matter when they completed their degree or their major.
  • Thanks to the Community College Promise Grant, tens of thousands of Texas community college graduates from across the state, including those who are re-skilling or considering career moves, can continue their path to a bachelors degree, Jim Nekuda, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, said.
  • Bellevue University recognizes and respects the high-quality education provided by our community college partners in Texas and across the country, Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, said.
  • Community college students have always been encouraged to complete the associate degree, and they can also take general education courses and electives from the community college.

Dr. Jill Biden Delivers Opening Remarks at College Promise Careers Institute

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 8:31pm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Incoming first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, opened the College Promise Careers Institute , commencing a 3-day summit featuring cross sector leaders from across the country.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Incoming first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, opened the College Promise Careers Institute , commencing a 3-day summit featuring cross sector leaders from across the country.
  • The event highlights the role of the College Promise (free college) movement in addressing challenges faced by today's workers, students, and communities.
  • Dr. Biden was appointed Honorary Chair of College Promise in 2015 by President Barack Obama.
  • College Promise is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build broad public support for accessible, affordable, quality College Promise programs across the United States.

College Promise Celebrates 30 New Promise Programs on its 5-Year Anniversary

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 1:41pm

At launch, College Promise identified 53 Promise programs across the nation.

Key Points: 
  • At launch, College Promise identified 53 Promise programs across the nation.
  • Statewide Promise programs, created and funded through state legislatures, have grown to 30 states, and the District of Columbia, guaranteeing their unique versions of the College Promise for eligible residents.
  • College Promise is introducing students, families, and school counselors to the hundreds of programs available across the nation.
  • College Promise is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build broad public support for accessible, affordable, quality Promise programs across the United States.

College Promise and ETS Announce Launch of New Report on Five Key Student Populations

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:44pm

The COVID-19 pandemichas exemplified the need for better targeted student support systems that increase the effectiveness of Promise programs.

Key Points: 
  • The COVID-19 pandemichas exemplified the need for better targeted student support systems that increase the effectiveness of Promise programs.
  • The event brought together 70 Promise leaders and cross-sector stakeholders to provide feedback to better serve these diverse Promise student populations.
  • College Promise is excited to host a four-part webinar series this month for students and their supporters," said Martha Kanter, CEO of College Promise.
  • College Promise is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build broad public support for accessible, affordable, quality College Promise programs across the United States.