State Capitals Campaign Stops in California
12:00 am - 12:00 am
California State House
*Invitation Only Training Session
On July 20, the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, with the California Department of Education, the California state legislature, and the Advancement Project, will hosted a training session for California state legislators’ staff. The training focused on the use of online national, state and local data and resources to strengthen legislators’ individual agendas, support constituents, and improve communities. Policies and recommendations from the College Completion Agenda Progress Report and State Policy Guide were highlighted. At the meeting, attendees will get the opportunity to hear from College Board experts and a representative from the Advancement Project.
The College Completion Agenda: State Capitals Campaign, held by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center in collaboration with the National Conference of State Legislatures, is a yearlong, multi-state campaign to mobilize the nation to ensure that the United States has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world — with 55 percent of young Americans earning a postsecondary degree or credential by 2025. The State Capitals Campaign has celebrated successful and innovative policies and programs that align to the ten College Completion Agenda recommendations in Maryland, Idaho, Indiana, Colorado, and most recently in North Carolina, West Virginia and Rhode Island.
- John Kim, Director, Healthy City, The Advancement Project
- John Lee, Director of Policy, Advocacy & Policy Center, College Board
- Jason Spencer, Office of Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Shannon Ulrickson, Outreach Coordinator, The Advancement Project
- Kris Zavoli, Senior Director, Government Relations, College Board