Pacific Northwest Summit on College Affordability

The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) invites you to The Pacific Northwest Summit on College Affordability on Thursday, August 27, 2015.  The event in Seattle is the third of a national series of Summits inviting local, regional and national leaders to discuss making post-secondary education more accessible and affordable. 

The meeting 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.  A senior executive from Starbucks will speak on the company’s College Achievement Plan, which offers their eligible partners the opportunity to receive 100 percent tuition coverage to earn a bachelor’s degree. 

Other presenters include: Oregon State Senator Mark Hass, who successfully spearheaded legislative efforts to establish an “Oregon Promise” to offer eligible in-state students free community college tuition; Janice Brown, Executive Director Emeritus, The Kalamazoo Promise and; Cable Green, PhD, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 27th at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue, in downtown Seattle from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  A continental breakfast and registration will be available starting at 8:30 a.m.


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August 27, 2015 at 8:30am - 11:45am
Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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.