ABOUT US

Meet NCCPC

The Northern California College Promise Coalition is a regional effort to bring together leaders, practitioners and resources and share leadership over the shape of college success efforts in the region.

NCCPC represents over 150,000+ students in 12 counties.

Meet NCCPC

The Northern California College Promise Coalition is a regional effort to bring together leaders, practitioners and resources and share leadership over the shape of college success efforts in the region.

NCCPC represents over 150,000+ students in 12 counties.

Meet the Advisory Council

“The University of California Office of the President is excited to partner with the Northern California Promise Coalition to expand access and opportunity to university. We share a common commitment and dedication to ensure students from underserved backgrounds thrive and succeed at UC and become leaders in California.”

— Sandra Williams-Hamp, UC Office of the President

President Dr. Michael V. Drake

MD, University of California

Chancellor Eloy Oakley

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Catalina Ruiz-Healy

Senior Advisor, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners

Michael Tubbs

Founder and Board Chair, Reinvent Stockton Foundation

Dr. April Grommo

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Services, California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor

Meet the Team

Meredith Curry Nuñez

Executive Director

Barbara Gee

Deputy Director

Alex Badaoui

Operations & Program Coordinator

Damon Rapada

Policy & Public Relations Coordinator

“On behalf of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, we are pleased to work with the NorCal Promise Coalition to advance equity and access in higher education. As a former community college district chancellor, who has instrumental in the establishment of the groundbreaking Long Beach College Promise, Chancellor Oakley understands the critical role that partnerships with local education leaders and city governments, such as those making up the NCCPC, and we are pleased to share so many goals and work together towards an equitable future for higher education in California.”
— David O’Brien, CA Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Advisory Council Delegates

Sandra Williams-Hamp, Executive Director, Outreach and Educational Partnerships, Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs, University of California

David O’Brien, Vice Chancellor, Government Relations, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

By connecting us to the deep community of those who advocate for our brilliant, underrepresented students, NCCPC’s Advisory Council strengthens our credibility and places us at the center of the fight for an even more just and equitable higher education system.

Contact us for more information about joining the Advisory Council.

Meet Edwin!

Edwin Burgos Perez, Oakland Promise Scholar

NCCPC Operations Intern Fall 2021

Hello my name is Edwin Burgos Perez, and I am currently studying at the University of California, Berkeley.

As a senior I’m studying Ethnic Studies and Society & Environment, and as an NCCPC intern I’m hoping to strengthen my skills to become a better agent of change. Learning how to effectively and efficiently familiarize myself with more networks/organizations for college readiness working towards college readiness.

Being born and raised in Oakland, Ca I hope I can contribute back an informative perspective that encompasses the work and struggles of pursuing higher education as a Bay Area student. I’m currently doing research on Oakland’s low access to food( as it is a food desert) and what it takes to ensure food justice to the Oakland community.

As of now I am most excited to learn and be a part of new experiences, and make meaningful memories of those who are influential and positive in my life. Fun fact I travelled to Cambodia when I was seventeen years old, and I am a self taught makeup artist.

Meet Edwin!

Edwin Burgos Perez, Oakland Promise Scholar

NCCPC Operations Intern Fall 2021

Hello my name is Edwin Burgos Perez, and I am currently studying at the University of California, Berkeley.

As a senior I’m studying Ethnic Studies and Society & Environment, and as an NCCPC intern I’m hoping to strengthen my skills to become a better agent of change. Learning how to effectively and efficiently familiarize myself with more networks/organizations for college readiness working towards college readiness.

Being born and raised in Oakland, Ca I hope I can contribute back an informative perspective that encompasses the work and struggles of pursuing higher education as a Bay Area student. I’m currently doing research on Oakland’s low access to food( as it is a food desert) and what it takes to ensure food justice to the Oakland community.

As of now I am most excited to learn and be a part of new experiences, and make meaningful memories of those who are influential and positive in my life. Fun fact I travelled to Cambodia when I was seventeen years old, and I am a self taught makeup artist.

Meet our past interns and fellows!