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Anne Diga, Associate General Counsel at the Los Angeles Community College District, shares her story.

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5 bright lights in LA County that are helping Latino students achieve

Source: LA School Report | November 28, 2017

Los Angeles College Promise has been helping to reduce financial barriers that many Latino students face attending college. It has served as an example for the state this year to create the California Community Promise program, which will provide one year of free tuition to all first-time, full-time community college students in California.

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SoCal students flock to program with free community college tuition

Source: KPCC | August 9, 2017

Community college officials overseeing the Los Angeles College Promise initiative are reporting that enrollment for the new program – which waives a year of community college tuition for L.A. Unified graduates – is much higher than expected at several of L.A.’s nine community college campuses.

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Garcetti visits first wave of 'Promise' students to get year of free community college

Source: Los Angeles Daily News | July 13, 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to about 150 Pierce College students who are among the first recipients of free college enrollment under the Los Angeles College Promise program. The program was created to increase the number of community college graduates, university transfer and workforce-ready students throughout the region.

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Free year of community college for LAUSD graduates

Source: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles College Promise will provide one year of tuition at any of the nine L.A. Community College District campuses to all full-time enrolled qualifying students graduating from LAUSD and charter high schools, starting in 2017.

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