California Community Colleges Outlook Newsletter

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

    A lot has been and will be written about California’s new Proposition 13, which will appear on the March 3 ballot, and it’s important to set a few facts straight. Also known as the School and College Facilities Bond, the measure would authorize the sale of $15 billion in bonds to finance school and college construction projects at preK-12, California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California systems.

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  • College News

    California’s community colleges are taking their message of transforming lives to the airwaves. Inside California Education, a PBS program produced by KVIE in Sacramento, has premiered three new episodes that for the first time highlight the state’s community colleges.

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  • Faces of Our Community

    Buffy Wicks has played a strategic role in several presidential campaigns, was instrumental in getting President Barack Obama elected twice, worked in the White House for several years and was indispensable in laying the groundwork leading to Sonia Sotomayor being the first Latina confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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  • Events

    The California Community Colleges is partnering with the University of California and California State University on the inaugural California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance 2020 Summit.        

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  • System News

    The message could not have been clearer. “Ensuring educational accessibility is foundational to achieving the Vision for Success goal of creating an equitable system of higher education and is a critical piece of student success and degree completion,” wrote Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley in a 2018 letter to college administrators and information officers underscoring accessibility standards both on the web and with instructional materials.

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  • Student Spotlight

    The Laney College football team will be featured on the next season of Netflix’s Last Chance U. The standout program is just one way Laney College, located in the heart of Oakland, CA, is putting students on a path to success and helping them achieve their higher education goals.

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