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LOS RIOS FOUNDATION

PROMISE PROGRAMS TAKE OFF

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he Los Rios Community College District and the Los Rios Foundation are committed to removing barriers for students to attend college and achieve their goals. That’s why we are thrilled to be partnering with two Capitalarea cities on Promise programs designed to make college more accessible for recent high school graduates. The first Promise program to be developed in Los Rios begins this fall at Folsom Lake College. Thanks to funding from the City of Rancho Cordova, recent high school graduates living in that city will be able to attend their first year at FLC fee-free. The application period for the program’s first funding cycle recently closed, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. “The Promise program is not just about scholarships,” said Kathleen Kirklin, Interim President at Folsom Lake College. “It illustrates a powerful commitment to students that we will streamline the process to get to, and through, our college. We are grateful to the City of Rancho Cordova for their partnership in this innovative work.” In November, West Sacramento voters approved Measure E, opening the door for a Promise program for West Sacramento residents at Sacramento City College. Like the Folsom Lake program, the West Sacramento Promise will be available to recent high school graduates. The West Sacramento Promise will cover at least the first year – and potentially up to three years – of a student’s fees as long as they meet academic eligibility requirements. “It’s our goal to use the successful models being implemented in Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento as a catalyst for a regional Promise program,” said Brian King, Chancellor of

the Los Rios Community College District. “This program has the potential to be transformational for our district and the students and communities we serve.” King says his goal is to work with cities and municipalities in the area, along with private funders and businesses, to eventually build a program for the entire District. The goal is to provide all full-time recent high school graduates with a fee-free first year at any Los Rios college. To learn more about Promise programs, or to learn how you can get involved in efforts to build a Capital Region Promise, contact the Los Rios Foundation at foundation@losrios.edu or (916) 568-3075.

FOUNDATION CONTACTS Each of our four colleges has specific needs based on student populations, program offerings, and areas of focus. To find out more about how you can get involved at each of our colleges, please contact:

LOS RIOS FOUNDATION

Paula Allison: (916) 568-3075 or foundation@losrios.edu

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AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE FOUNDATION

FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Kirsten DuBray: (916) 484-8175 or DuBrayK@arc.losrios.edu

Sally Howard: (916) 608-6643 or HowardS@flc.losrios.edu

COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE FOUNDATION

SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Liz Starbuck: (916) 691-7320 or StarbuE@crc.losrios.edu

Dan McCarty: (916) 558-2197 or McCartW@scc.losrios.edu

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