2014 Archive

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Foundation Presents Five and Ten Year Service Awards to Longest Serving Members
December 23, 2014
The Foundation for California Community Colleges recognized 31 employees with five and ten year service awards. President and CEO Keetha Mills presented the awards during organization-wide meetings held on October 23rd and December 19th, 2014.
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 Fourth Annual Veterans Summit Reinforces Commitment to Helping Student Veterans Succeed
December 5, 2014
The fourth annual California Community Colleges Veterans Summit took place this Thursday and Friday, December 4th and 5th, in San Jose, California. This year’s event was the largest to date, featuring over 20 panel discussions and bringing together nearly 300 professionals who work with student veterans, including California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators and veteran services coordinators from the California State University and University of California systems.
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 Mobile app to help Latino families make college and career decisions
October 23, 2014
Education offers one of the most reliable paths for young people to create a better life for themselves and their families, but many Californians still lack access to data-driven college and career planning advice. A new project—funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation—aims to change that. The Foundation and the Chancellor’s Office have partnered with Young Invincibles to create a mobile app that will give students and their families in underserved communities information about educational paths available to them through community colleges.
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Step:Forward Campaign Wins Four NCMPR Medallion Awards
September 26, 2014
The Foundation’s communications and technology team, in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, was honored with four Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR), District 6. The team’s work was selected from entries submitted by community colleges throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.
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California Community Colleges launch Step:Forward campaign
August 21, 2014
The Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation unveiled the new Step:Forward campaign—an awareness effort and website that encourages students to adopt successful behaviors to increase the likelihood they will achieve their educational and career goals.

 Two New Executive Hires Fill Posts Critical to Advancing Student Success Initiative in California Community Colleges 
August 14, 2014
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges announced two executive office hires: Theresa Tena and Dr. Paul Steenhausen.
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 14th Annual Dr. John W. Rice Award Ceremony recognizes efforts to increase success for under-served students
July 8, 2014
Chaffey College’s Online to College program and Mt. San Antonio College’s Audrey Yamagata-Noji are this year’s recipients of the annual Dr. John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Award.
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 In the news: California Colleges Guidance Initiative plays key role in supporting English language learners
June 24, 2014
California Colleges Guidance Initiative (CCGI), housed at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, was featured in an article from the Center for Digital Education, a national advisory institute for issues related to K-12 and higher education. 
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