The College Promise Guidebook
The College Promise Guidebook for California and Beyond helps teams develop, strengthen, or expand a College Promise program. Each section of the Guidebook includes embedded tools and exercises to help teams design the core program structure and functionality.Research summaries and examples from the field are embedded throughout the Guidebook to help you learn from other College Promise programs and to make evidence-based decisions about program design and implementation. Find and download the guidebook and a customizeable cost estimator tool here.
NEW: Report on College Promise in California for the James Irvine Foundation
This report from the California College Promise Project at WestEd describes the College Promise landscape in California, including the number of College Promise programs, the features of those programs, and the general perceptions of College Promise held by practitioners, leaders, and policymakers. Access the full report, entitled California College Promise: Program Characteristics and Perceptions from the Field, and learn more about the CCPP’s work in California in this recent article in Forbes.
AB 19 Resources
Since fall 2017, when Assembly Bill 19 (AB 19) was signed into law establishing the California College Promise, CCPP staff have been tracking the evolution of this legislation and sharing updates with the field. Visit our page of resources on AB 19, including our one-page explainer and a collection of guidance documents released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
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 (PNG) 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.