We’re making the dream of accessible higher education a reality for young Angelenos.
L.A.’s College Promise imagines a city where qualified students can attend community college regardless of cost.
We helped to make that vision a reality for thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high school grads. MFLA launched the project with LAUSD and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to finance the effort, along with a group of dedicated donors and partners.
The College Promise program has served over 20,000 students with two years of cost-free community college for two years. LACCD reports a 71% increase in students completing college level, transferable English and Math coursework, and the program has boosted full-time community college enrollment of LAUSD graduates by 56% in just two years.
With the passage of state legislation AB-19 and the introduction of AB-2, L.A.’s College Promise has become a model for the state of California, which will provide funds to extend the promise of college to even more recent high school grads.