The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) invites you to a Summit on College Affordability on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The morning event at the Ford Foundation in New York City is the sixth of a national series of Summits involving local, regional and national leaders in discussions on how to make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable.
The Summit will feature 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, and a roundtable discussion moderated by CFCT President Morley Winograd and Martha Kanter.
College Promise Campaign
Martha Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign & Distinguished Professor, New York University
College Access and Affordability: The Workforce Challenge
Gail O. Mellow, President, La Guardia Community College
Mark Healy, Owner and President of BGBY Investments, LLC
Promise Programs: Impact on Economic Development and Workforce Training
Dr. Jennifer Iriti, Director, Evaluation for Learning Group, University of Pittsburgh - Learning Research and Development Center
Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University and Research Associate, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Solutions that Work: Realigning Civic Infrastructure and Place-Based Scholarships – A Conversation with Say Yes to Education
George Weiss, Founder
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, President
Solutions that Work: Open Education Resources
The Summit will be held June 21st at the Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Registration and Continental Breakfast - 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Meeting - 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
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.