On Thursday, November 20th, The Campaign for Free College Tuition will participate in PromiseNET 2014. This conference gathers organizations that are committed to offering free college tuition for high school graduates in their communities, which means we’ll be surrounded with people who have the same goals as we do.
The Promise movement started in 2005 in Kalamazoo, MI when a generous but anonymous gift allowed the city to promise free college tuition at any Michigan institution of higher education to graduates of the city’s public schools. Since then the idea has expanded to communities across the nation, and even the state of Tennessee.
Power exists in numbers, and numbers are exactly what we have because of this Partnership of Promise. Promise programs exist all over the United States, and the number of people who deeply care about CFCT’s cause is constantly growing.
CFCT’s President Morley Winograd will speak as a panelist to help determine what types of strategic alliances can be formed from a conference of like-minded friends. The impact of this conference will be astounding. We’d love to have you attend. You can learn more about it here, and we look forward to seeing you there!
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.