New York Summit

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. 


Other agenda topics and speakers include:

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

Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017  

April 21, 2016 at 8:30am - 12pm
Ford Foundation
320 E 43rd St
New York, , NY 10017
United States
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Brian Newman

We can't do this alone!

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.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition 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. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.