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SF Promise honored at State Capitol

July 29, 2009 -- On the steps of the State Capitol building today, SF Promise received special recognition for its efforts to promote a college-going culture in San Francisco's public schools. The event, "Save Me a Spot in College Day," was organized by the Campaign for College Opportunity, a non-profit that works to increase college attendance in California.

SF Promise logo which shows a city skyline with a sun behind it

Jack O'Connell, state superintendent of public instruction, and Jack Scott, chancellor of California Community Colleges, presented SF Promise with the Champion for College Opportunity Award. Martin De Mucha Flores, coordinator of SF Promise, accepted the award on behalf of the program.

"SF Promise is being recognized for the sense of hope that it instills in public school students, beginning in middle school, that attending college is possible for them," said Jessie Ryan, associate director for the Campaign for College Opportunity.

A partnership between SF State, the City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District, SF Promise guarantees access to a college education for all San Francisco public school graduates who meet eligibility requirements.

More information is available on the SF Promise Web site at: http://www.sfpromise.org/index.html

-- Elaine Bible


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