Here in our beloved Bay Area, one issue that is hard to avoid is the income gap between the haves and have-nots. Though there are many causes for this, one answer to this inequity is a level playing field with regard to educational opportunity.
Among the most powerful drivers of educational equity are the Promise programs in many of our communities: community-based college scholarships paired with supports throughout the educational system to make college degrees possible for ALL our young people.
The Northern California College Promise Coalition (NCCPC) is a group of Promise programs and college access non-profit organizations working together to strengthen educational equity across our state by improving the rates of college completion among low-income students.
In the Bay Area, NCCPC recruits and engages member organizations that provide the key programmatic features of a successful promise program:
Since officially launching in November 2019, NCCPC has successfully grown its membership and advanced activities and actions in each of our four (4) key areas: Policy, Workforce, Campus Partnerships, and Communities of Practice.