August 19, 2021 - Vision in Action No. 45
‘NOW IS THE TIME:’ CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE LAUNCHING STATEWIDE ENROLLMENT BLITZ
Beginning August 23 through September 5, the Chancellor’s Office is launching a new statewide “Enrollment Blitz” campaign to make all Californians aware of the benefits of enrolling at a community college.
The “Blitz” campaign will stress the importance of enrolling or reenrolling and will complement the new statewide California Community Colleges ICanGoToCollege.com brand campaign, which includes a new, student-centered website and centralized campaign resources.
An Enrollment Blitz video featuring Acting Chancellor Daisy Gonzales can help colleges understand and connect with the statewide efforts through planning local enrollment activities. All of our colleges will play a crucial role in making this campaign a success. We invite you to think about different activities to help get the word out about the value of education and encouraging members of your community to enroll now.
An Enrollment Blitz Digital Toolkit can be found here in the “Resources” section of the www.ICanGoToCollege.com website. The toolkit will include the following items:
- Enrollment social media content including GIPHY stickers and instructions to use the enrollment custom filter
- Web banners (digital and static)
- Templated flyer
- Enroll Now website buttons (with instructions for posting on the home page of your website)
- FAQs about enrolling at a California community college
- Enrollment talking points
- Templated email
- Templated newsletter article
- Templated press release
Be sure to check the website toolkit often as we will be adding additional items daily.
Pathways to Equity Learning Series Begins Next Week
The Chancellor’s Office invites you to join the Pathways to Equity Learning Series, a series of sessions focused on developing, highlighting and celebrating learning around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion happening at our community colleges. The sessions will take place monthly until spring 2022, leading to the Pathways to Equity Conference.
As we work toward a more equitable, diverse and inclusive college environment across the state of California, we must keep the Vision for Success and the data we gather in mind. The Pathways to Equity Learning Series sessions translate knowledge into action by focusing on three stages: Analysis, Data and Action. Through these stages we will explore where we were, where we are and where we need to be in the fight to change structures and dismantle inequities in our system.
Please join us on Tuesday, August 31 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for the first webinar in the Pathways to Equity Learning Series. This webinar will include a general introduction, an executive overview, a timeline for Pathways to Equity and an introduction of the rest of the series. All California community college staff and their affiliates are welcome to attend.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable people of all abilities to fully engage. Closed captioning will be available for this event. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the Conferences and Events team.
Join the Workforce and Economic Development Division Monthly Update Webinar Series for an overview of the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Workforce funding and new trailer bill language for the Strong Workforce Program (SWP). The webinar is Wednesday, August 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The presentation will be focusing on:
- FY 21-22 Workforce Funding
- Updates to SWP
- NOVA Updates for SWP
- Key Deadlines
The next Chancellor’s Office System Webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 1 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. If you are already registered for the Chancellor’s Office System Webinars, there is no need to register again. You will receive a reminder email prior to the webinar with your link.
The recording and slides from the previous webinar - Leading Courageous Conversations about Equitable Placement - will be posted on the Vision Resource Center. After logging-in, under the “Communities” menu, visit “All Communities” and look for “CCC | Webinars, Conferences, and Events”. Join this community, then access the “Chancellor’s Office System Webinars” topic to view the content.
Please share the 2021 System Webinars registration link with your colleagues that are not yet registered. (Registration is only required once and the same link will be used to access all System Webinars in 2021.)
The Dixie Fire continues to threaten thousands of homes and force more evacuations as it continues to burn across four Northern California counties. Several California community colleges and thousands of community college students, faculty, and staff have been impacted by this devastating fire and others burning across our state.
To help, the Foundation for California Community Colleges has established a statewide fund that will help our students and staff recover from wildfires. Dollars will be used to help students overcome new barriers to education resulting from fires and displacement, including to replace essential supplies such as laptops, books, backpacks, and will provide emergency aid relief for the most deeply affected staff and faculty.
The Chancellor’s Office is committed to keeping everyone informed during this uncertain time. We encourage administrators, faculty, staff and students to regularly check the Chancellor’s Office COVID-19 resource page and the Chancellor’s Office Communications to Colleges section for ongoing executive orders, guidance memos and announcements. Current and prospective students can also get connected with their local college to find out specific resources and support services available as well as enroll in their local community college.
New stimulus money is available for current and former foster, dual status, Title IV-E tribe and probation youth ages 18-26. The money is guaranteed if students are eligible and sign up by the deadline. All applications must be submitted by September 3, 2021. Learn how to apply here.
The California Youth Crisis line runs 24-hours a day, seven days a week: 800-843-5200. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential assistance to anyone in crisis and their loved ones through a live chat and free 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255. You can also text COURAGE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.