Victory — Enroll now — FREE City College starts Fall 2017

Free City begins this fall and enrollment has already begun. Enroll in Free City.

Last year we lead the effort for Free City. And we won! Together with a broad-based coalition of City College faculty and students, San Francisco labor and community organizations, and City leaders we made City College FREE for San Franciscans once again. Free City will:

  • Provide more access to educational opportunities for tens of thousands of San Francisco residents.
  • Help reverse alarming trends in student debt in our City.
  • Cover tuition fees for ALL San Francisco residents who qualify for in-state tuition.
  • San Franciscans already receiving financial aid will be eligible for additional assistance in the form of books and transportation vouchers. Students taking between 6 and 11 units can receive an additional $200 each year. Students taking 12 or more units can receive an additional $500 each year.
  • Serve a diverse range of students with expanded educational access—from traditional college-age students to their neighbors, moms, and grand-moms!
Spread the Love for Free City College All Over Town

Volunteers will be reaching out to our community all summer long to spread the word and bring thousands of students back to their educations at our City College. Want to get involved? Contact AFT 2121 Organizer, Athena Waid (

Save CCSF printed up hundreds of these beautiful bumper stickers. Do you want one? You can pick up batches of up to 20 at the union office, and you may want to call before stopping by (415 585 2121).  To arrange for larger batches, email CCSF faculty member Vicki Legion (

The project was coordinated by a student, and designed by a community ally. The pilot print runs are funded by faculty members of the Save CCSF Coalition and they are asking for people to chip in $1 or more per bumper sticker if they are able to do so.

An old movement slogan goes, “Use what you have to get what you need.” A lot of us and our friends have cars, and we can use them to rebuild enrollment at our beloved college: Next stop, 80,000 students!

Saturday, June 17th — Help get the word about about Free City!

CCSF faculty member Leslie Simon (415-377-5330) is organizing with community allies PODER and ACCE to door knock and get the word out in the Mission to publicize Free City and talk about issues of affordability in our City. The plan is to gather on the morning of Saturday, June 17th for a short training (location TBA) and then knock on doors for a couple of hours.

Door Knocking for Free City and Affordability
Saturday, June 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mission neighborhood, SF
Exact location TBA
Sign up online
Invite on Facebook

The two asks will be to enroll in classes at the college and to consider getting involved in a housing organization. Though this is an independent action, City College Trustee Shanell Williams will serve as the honorary captain.

Save the date — Thursday July 19 — Community Housing Partnership holds Free City enrollment training for public service providers.

AFT 2121 is proud to have worked with Community Housing Partnership and other key community organizations to help win the Free City program. CHP will hold a 1-hour event for public service providers and staff workers in San Francisco who will help enroll potential students in Free City.
Free City Teach-In For Service Providers
Thursday July 20th, 1:00-2:30 PM
Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments
365 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA
This teach-in will help providers answer basic questions about learning opportunities at CCSF and make sure that their clients have the resources they need to start their studies. If you would like to go or know someone who should join this training please RSVP to CHP Organizer, James Tracy at
And stay tuned — Community Housing Partnership will also be holding a separate community teach-in soon for potential students.
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