“The fellowship has allowed me, as a journalism student, to understand better the challenges and problems of my community in our country,” CCSF Journalism student Andy Damian-Correa said.
Founded in 1935, City College was established to offer an accessible and quality education to all San Franciscans. Among the roles it served was training students for middle-skill jobs which require more than a high-school diploma, but less than a college degree.
Community College of San Francisco (CCSF) is in serious danger of closing down, which would exacerbate the existing education achievement gap in San Francisco.
Using $150,000 of his discretionary budget, SF Supervisor Gordon Mar introduced City College Sunset in November, an offering of six courses that will serve seniors, high school students, early childhood educators and English language learners.
Taking place at the Fort Mason campus art gallery, students, faculty, and activists convened in an exhibition displaying student art in protest of the classes getting cut for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Journalism classes at City College of San Francisco start on Jan. 13, 2020.