May 09, 2019

Christina Jimenez 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal.

“The revised budget plan put forward by Gov. Newsom provides significant investment in community colleges and support for our Vision for Success, our roadmap for improving outcomes for students and closing achievement gaps for students who have historically been left behind. Over the next two months, my office will continue to work with policymakers to ensure that Californians attending our community colleges receive the additional support to complete programs that will lead to greater social and economic mobility. This includes expansion of need-based financial aid to better position community college students, many of whom face housing and food insecurity, to succeed.”

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success , a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.