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Imagine a California with equitable opportunities

When you donate with us, you become a changemaker–part of the movement to create better systems and brighter futures for all Californians and the communities they live in.

Your contribution to California Competes makes a difference in building a California where all residents can achieve their education and career dreams and realize their full potential.

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Thank you for choosing to support California Competes!
Some of the progress we’ve made with your support in 2023
Over 1 billion data points integrated into the California Cradle-to-Career Data System

to improve equity in education

Protected $2 billion in state funding to expand student housing

amid a tight fiscal climate

Over $17 billion in state investments to be coordinated

via the Governor's executive order on career education

$500,000 in state funding to build an evidence-based strategy for online education

in the California Community Colleges

Became an independent nonprofit and grew staff by 30%, expanding our capacity to drive change
Set up collective impact infrastructure 

for advancing student parent success

When I reflect on how I got to where I am now, it was through the alignment of social services, employers and a higher education institution — and their shared culture of supporting the whole student. With such coordinated efforts, many more students like me — and their families and communities — can find their way to prosperity.
Jairo Salgado Compton College graduate & machine operator in Los Angeles, California
Source: Hechinger Report