May 7, 2024

Sobrato Grantee Spotlight: NCCPC

Sobrato and NCCPC
May 7, 2024 | Meredith (Mer) Curry Nuñez, Executive Director

We recently sat down with Meredith (Mer) Curry Nuñez, Executive Director of the Northern California College Promise Coalition (NCCPC), to learn more about their important work across the state and how they utilize the power of their wide network to make an impact for students. 

Since its inception in November 2019, the NCCPC has gained momentum as a cradle-to-career coalition organization – changing policies, systems, and practices to increase access to higher education and career opportunities for multiply marginalized and underserved (MMU) students throughout California. 

“The NCCPC formed because individual organizations and agencies are unable to create equitable systems and policies, postsecondary access and success, or workforce access earning and wealth acting alone,” Mer shared. “We verified this over a year-long evaluation process, resulting in a root cause analysis and our theory of change; that siloed and duplicated programs ultimately result in a lack of articulated pathways and confusion for those seeking support.

Check out snippets of Mer’s interview with Sobrato Philanthropies below!