BayView Community Meeting:
Save City College for the Community
Wednesday, April 3, 6-8 PM
City College SouthEast Campus, Pitcher Room,
1800 Oakdale Ave, SF (at Phelps)
See map http://tinyurl.com/cehn4b6
# 23, 24, 44 buses or T train, Oakdale/Palou stop
City College of San Francisco is the largest community college in the US, and is rated as one of the best.
City College’s strength is in serving the community. It serves 85,000-100,000 students, and has campuses all over the city, including the Mission, Chinatown, Civic Center, and two campuses in Bayview. It reaches out to student who dropped out, to unemployed people who need job retraining, to old people who need courses to stay engaged, to immigrants who need English lessons, and to ex-prisoners who are returning from incarceration All this is in addition to students in vocational training programs or transferring to 4-year schools.
Now the private agency that approves community colleges and lets them collect state and federal funds is saying they will withdraw their approval and let City College close, unless City College follows their orders to downsize City College and to serve only full-time students in vocational programs or transferring. No low-income students working while studying, no Lifelong Learning programs for older adults, no Diversity programs specializing in communities of color, no programs for people with disabilities - - in short, no community in Community Colleges. They want to do this to ALL California Community Colleges, starting with San Francisco because it’s the biggest and most successful.
No Way! Save City College for the Community! Please come to this community meeting to save this priceless resource for the people.
See SF BayView article “Saving City College of San Francisco: Faculty initiate campus and community coalition” at http://tinyurl.com/d9tmvpm