Ensuring students achieve academic success from cradle to career by addressing historic inequities in our education systems and advancing progressive policies that promote student success and access to the promise of quality educational opportunities.

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

Samantha Seng, Legislative Director & Policy Advisor

Making college more affordable and accessible for all Californians!

NextGen has a proven track record to address the high cost of higher education and help ensure high school students access financial aid. Through an equity lens, our efforts focus on low-income students and students of color to reshape policies and reform 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

150,000 – More CA students will be able to access Cal Grants, state financial aid

133,000 – More CA Community College students will receive a Cal Grant

35% – Annual increase in community college transfers to CSU and UC through the CA Community Colleges bold Vision for Success

40% – Unemployed students being served at Cal Bright, the online community college


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 

Inventory Tool

Check out what to expect from the Cal Grant Equity Framework in the 2022-23 State Budget! We’re honored to work alongside this large coalition of education equity partners.

Cal Grant Equity Framework


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