Free City College is a Model for the Nation

San Francisco’s ‘Free City’ program is the first of its kind to offer free community college to all residents, with additional funds available for those who qualify. The program was designed to make higher education more accessible to a broader range of the community while boosting CCSF’s enrollment, which has steadily declined in recent years.  

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Huge Housing Development Cuts Student Parking in Half

Developer AvalonBay/Bridge has successfully jumped through all the hoops, and after gathering community input at its Oct. 16 open house, is revving up the bulldozers to transform the Balboa Reservoir parking lot adjacent to City College into an enormous housing development.

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In-Person Instruction to Increase Provisionally in the Spring

While the college remained mostly online in Fall 2021, about 20% of courses on the course schedule were in-person. For Spring 2022, currently 25% of offered courses will be in-person. 

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A College in Recovery Seeks Commitments from its Chancellor

As the college has seen ten years of chancellors dropping out or losing good standing, it will be a dramatic change of pace to transfer to a four-year Chancellor.

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Chancellor Martin Changes Prohibitive Protocol

For several reasons, not the least being the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult, and in several cases impossible, for reporters at The Guardsman to gain access to City College administrators for interviews.

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City College Wins Entrepreneurial College of the Year Award

Only three years old, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at City College exemplifies the success story of a plucky start-up, as it prevailed over other community colleges to capture the nationally-recognized Heather Van Sickle Entrepreneurial College of the Year Award.

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City College Journalism Students Reel in 18 Awards

Students in City College’s journalism department won 18 awards in the 44th Annual San Francisco Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Awards. The prizes include eight first place awards.

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Enrollment Growth Strategy: Student Affairs to Pursue Advertising Blitz Regarding Campus Return

Battling a ten-year enrollment decline and a lengthy pandemic now in its fourth semester, City College plans to use state funds to reel students back with the promise of in-person instruction.

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Mayor Breed Subsidizes Small Businesses With New Relief Program

On September 15, in a press conference located at the shoe store, “Footprint,” on Taraval, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar announced the launch of a new program called the “Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant Program.” The program plans to offer either $1,000 or $2,000 to small businesses victimized by break-ins or any sort of property damage caused by crime.

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Civil Grand Jury Review: City College Seeks Workforce Development Partnership with City of San Francisco

Rising unemployment and low enrollment have led San Francisco’s Civil Grand Jury to conduct a developmental review of City College, elevating opportunities for future partnerships and funding.

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