As we are approaching the season of giving, the San Diego Community College District is making it easy to give back. On Giving Tuesday, the District will host a fundraising drive to support the San Diego Promise, with the goal of engaging 100 new donors.
The San Diego Promise is our local initiative to make community college free for deserving students. Launched as a pilot in the fall 2016 semester with 186 students, the program has expanded to include almost 800 students this fall. Many students who drop out of college without completing a degree report financial barriers as a primary cause. The San Diego Promise aims to change this by removing the barrier of cost for deserving students, allowing them pursue their educational goals.
Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement. The date falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. It is the opening day of the giving season. This year, Giving Tuesday will occur on November 28th. Those who wish to support the San Diego Promise can make gifts on or before Giving Tuesday here.