This site is a hub for content covering the latest and greatest in the California Community Colleges – the nation’s largest provider of higher education. Check back regularly for articles on initiatives, programs, and resources supporting our 2.1 million students as they adapt to California’s expanding economic landscape.
  • Chancellor's Column

    We finally are turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are signs of hope on several fronts. Some 50% of California residents are fully vaccinated, an additional 15% are partially vaccinated. In Los Angeles County alone, home to more than 10 million people, some 9 million doses have been administered.

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  • College News

    On May 7, Imperial Valley College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed off-campus neighborhood of “tiny homes” (so-called because of their 170-square-foot floorplan) dedicated to students experiencing housing insecurity. Christened “Lotus Living, Rise Above, Resilient Community,” the innovative housing project was made possible through the support of the statewide Homekey grant.

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  • Faces of Our Community

    William Allen Young is an acclaimed actor and director, a graduate of the University of Southern California and was twice ranked the No. 1 college speaker in the nation. He says he owes it all to his time at El Camino College.

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  • Alumni News

    Guy Fieri is famous for flash, flavor and fire-wrapped hot-rods. As Food Network fans will attest, he’s not known for subtlety. Likewise, he’s never been shy about his roots in community college.

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  • System News

    On March 5, 2021, Ohlone College and the City of Fremont announced the start of the Earn and Learn Fremont (ELF) Pilot Program aimed at helping local residents who were laid off because of COVID-19 jumpstart new careers in advanced manufacturing. Just 6 weeks later, on April 16th, 17 students completed the program and did just that—100% of participants now have jobs in the high-demand, high-paying manufacturing sector.

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  • Student Spotlight

    Go inside the music programs at two California community colleges – Irvine Valley College and Las Positas College – to learn more about the opportunities, transfer pathways and career options available to students interested in composing, singing, instruments and other music-related studies.

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