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April 26, 2016

College is a promise

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

At the last City Council meeting there was an interesting presentation about a program at the College of Alameda that will be starting up this fall.

It’s a really exciting program that pledges to pay for Alameda high school students all first year costs at the College of Alameda including a stipend for books for full-time students.

The first year is a pilot year which will start with students attending ASTI and Encinal High School.  The second year will include Island High.  The final year will include Alameda High.

The great thing about the program is that the College of Alameds has a partnership with Cal State East Bay which will streamline students that want to transfer and, according to the president of CoA they’re attempting to set up a similar relationship with Berkeley.

For more information, here’s a short video that was shown at the City Council meeting:



  1. Sounds like a great program AUSD has been working with COA on serving our students. Community College is a great assets parents and our high school students need to know about and use if it is the right fit,

    Comment by Ron Mooney — April 26, 2016 @ 6:30 am

  2. Dr. Joi Lin Blake has been doing an excellent job at pairing with the community. She helped the local League of Women Voters with the first ever public debate on two important public issues, which was well attended and involved the instruction of the participants in debate skills, as well as providing advertisement and the venue. Also the AAUW, in addressing important women’s issues. Our hats off to the new President, Dr. Blake, who has been welcoming, outreaching, and connecting to our community.

    Comment by Kate Quick — April 26, 2016 @ 11:33 am

  3. I just want to second Kate’s statement about Dr. Blake. She has done a wonderful job of increasing the quality of education at COA and also the accessibility of COA to the Alameda Community. She and her staff have spent a significant amount of time and resources making COA one of the first stops on the pathway to self sufficiency for families at APC. COA is an amazing resource, and Alameda is fortunate to have the College, and Dr. Blake.

    Comment by Doug Biggs — April 26, 2016 @ 4:09 pm

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