Map of Promise Programs in California, Spring 2018
CCPP staff identified 43 College Promise programs in California as of Spring 2018. The CCPP Map (PDF) indicates where they are located. The College Promise programs included in the map met the following criteria: the program offers students benefits based on a student’s residency or school attendance; the program includes direct financial support for students; and the program began awarding scholarships in fall 2017 or earlier.
California College Promise Graphic
The CCPP Graphic (PDF) illustrates the aspirational vision of California College Promise that is broader than that of a traditional financial assistance program. In College Promise programs, education, government, business, philanthropy, and community partners collaborate to create a framework of supports and services to improve college affordability, access, and completion for all students.
Promises That Count: College Promise in Los Angeles
The Promises That Count Report (PDF) includes a summary of the key features of the 14 College Promise programs in Los Angeles County that were implemented by fall 2017, detailed descriptions of the programs in LA County that were implemented prior to fall 2017, and a summary of College Promise-related state policies.
Description of the California College Promise (AB 19)
In fall 2017, the California Community College Project developed a one-page description of California State Assembly Bill 19 California College Promise – AB 19 by Santiago, Chiu, and McCarty (PDF) to outline the details of the legislation for the field.
The College Promise in California: A Collection of Program Profiles
This collection profiles the 23 California College Promise programs that offer financial support to students to attend a California community college and were announced by Summer 2016 (PDF). For each program, the booklet includes a program summary, history, and contact information. Details are also included about student qualifications, type of financial disbursement (first or last dollar), student costs covered through the program, program funding sources, data being tracked, and research findings. The booklet offers easily accessible information to teams who are developing, implementing, improving, and evaluating College Promise programs in their community, and aims to encourage a broad community of College Promise learning and support in California. Booklets were distributed to all participants at the 2016 California College Promise Event (see below), to participants at the American Community College Trustees meeting, and to participants of PromiseNet, the national annual College Promise conference. A total of 1,200 booklets were disseminated across the nation.