JwJ is working with AFT 2121, the San Francisco Labor Council and a broad coalition of student and community groups on an exciting campaign to make City College free for all San Francisco residents and workers, like it was before 1984. San Francisco City College serves a diverse community, and rather than down-sizing the college, we should expand educational opportunities for everyone.
Free City will:
- Cover enrollment fees for all City College of San Francisco students who live or work at least half-time in San Francisco.
- Provide students already receiving aid with additional support to offset educational costs such as textbooks and transportation.
- Serve a diverse range of students and expand access to higher education for everyone.
- Create a model of free higher education that can be replicated nationally.
Free City will be publicly funded and cost San Francisco less than $13 million annually, and it could be funded by Jane Kim’s newly proposed luxury tax on mansions. City College is an important part of the San Francisco economy as it provides over $300 million in value to the city annually. Educating our present and future is a public responsibility—we will fulfill our promise to the people of our city!