Free City College

JwJ helped build an exciting coalition of labor, community and student organizations who campaigned to make City College of SF tuition-free, as it was before 1983. In 2017, San Francisco became the first city in the nation offering tuition-free higher education for all residents. This important victory has expanded access to college for thousands of diverse students and boosted City College enrollment by 15%. Our subsequent work through 2019 succeeded in making Free City permanent and securing ten years of guaranteed funding. Our victory serves as a model for similar efforts nationally to address the college affordability and student debt crises.