Education Equity

Focused on creating a quality educational system – from cradle to career – that addresses historic inequities in our TK-12 and higher education systems; promotes student and teacher success; and advances the promise of educational opportunity and affordability for all.

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Education is a right that many communities still fight for - we stand with those communities.
Samantha Seng

Samantha Seng Legislative Director & Policy Advisor

Making college more affordable and accessible for all Californians!

NextGen has a proven track record of working to address the high cost of higher education and helping to ensure all eligible students have access to financial aid. Our policy efforts focus on low-income and first generation students and students of color to reshape the narrative of who is the “traditional student.”

$550 million

In free, federal and state financial aid will be more accessible to CA students through FAFSA/CADAA completion


More CA students will be able to access Cal Grants, the state’s financial aid system through Cal Grant Reform


Mixed-status families accessed financial aid through coalition advocacy efforts to address the Better FAFSA rollout crisis.


of Calbright students, at the only fully online community college, are displaced workers who recently experienced job loss or hours reductions

Current Work and Partner work in the Education Space

Calling all K-12 school districts and schools! Thanks to our close partners, check out our FAFSA/CADAA completion inventory tool to see how far along your district or campus is to meeting the new law and get access to free resources and best practices.

Check out the Cal Grant Reform Coalition website and how you can join the movement to expand the state’s financial aid program to more Californians!! We’re honored to work alongside this large coalition of education equity partners.

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