The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) invites you to a Summit on College Affordability on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to discuss ways to make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable. The meeting will begin with featured remarks by U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell focused on President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community colleges tuition free in partnership with state governments. The meeting is being hosted by the Hewlett Foundation at their headquarters at 2121 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, CA and will run from 9 AM until 11:30 AM.
The purpose of the Summit is to bring together key stakeholders such as you and your organization to:
Your attendance does not signify that you personally or your organization supports the idea of free college tuition, whether it be President Obama’s proposal or others. However, we firmly believe that this high level stakeholder discussion will be beneficial to you and your organization and the students, institutions, employers, family members, and others who could significantly benefit from increased college access, affordability and capacity. We look forward to seeing you on April 15th.
CFCT is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. We believe free college tuition is a goal that is supported by people of all political persuasions and are proud to have both major parties represented in our leadership.
The Hewlett Foundation recognizes that there are many approaches to addressing the college affordability issues in the US. By hosting this summit, the Hewlett Foundation is not endorsing any particular policy or potential policies, including President Obama’s America's College Promise proposal.
Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.
We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.
If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.