Purpose of the Coalition

Our community is focused on changing outcomes and systems for low-income, underrepresented youth in four key areas:

  1. Advancing Public Policy
  2. Enabling the Transition Into the Workforce
  3. Creating Campus Partnerships
  4. Speeding up the Adherence to Best Practices

NCCPC was formed just in time to meet the needs of students and the field.

Since officially launching in November 2019, NCCPC has successfully grown its membership and advanced activities and actions in each of our four (4) key areas: Policy, Workforce, Campus Partnerships, and Communities of Practice.

Our 2021-22 Achievements include:

  • Implemented pilot program with Gap Inc. for NCCPC scholars in retail, fashion design, business, and tech.
  • Successfully completed CSUCO Community Partnerships Initiative with East Bay.
  • Introduced a year-long calendar of practice topics focusing on mental health, affordability, and longitudinal data.
  • Served over 150,000 students across 12 Northern California Counties through engagement and knowledge dissemination.
  • Partnered with CSAC for CA College Affordability Summit and accepted proposal to NCAN 2022 with SoCal CAN.
  • Continued advocacy efforts, engaging with systems, legislators, the Department of Finance, and the Governor’s office.
  • Recruited student ambassadors at CSUEB for peer support at partner campuses.
  • Designed partnership with SoCal CAN to launch Let’s Go To College Bay Area for all NorCal students.
  • Hosted open access events, including a 3-week spring financial aid webinar series.
  • Exceeded fundraising goals, raising over $300,000 in fiscal year 2021-22.