City College of San Francisco

3:59pm

Mon March 17, 2014
Education

A starting place for former foster youth

Darrell Molett in his living room
Rachel Wong


Dejon Lewis was 11 years old when child protective services arrived to take him and his twin sister away from their mother, whom he says is a drug addict. But instead of giving themselves over to the state, the two children made a run for it. Lewis says they stayed with a family friend for a while, but eventually they turned themselves in, and that’s when he entered the foster care system. Since then, Lewis has bounced around a lot.

“It’s hard to live when you’re just living with strangers and strangers and strangers, and no relatives. But I know down the road that that wouldn’t last forever, so I had to figure out how to be more independent,” he says.

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10:27am

Thu December 12, 2013
Education

City College supporters strike back against accreditor

CCSF Supporters gather at the Downtown campus before marching to City Hall
Jen Chien

7:46pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Education

Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella

www.ccsf.edu

 

Robert Agrella was appointed by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to advise City College of San Francisco's seven-member board of trustees just over a year ago. But in July, when the college was told it would remain on "show cause" status for another year, the state effectively disbanded the board, and gave Agrella sole decision-making authority. His full title now is "Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers".

Agrella is an experienced administrator, and a former president of several community colleges, most recently at Sonoma and Santa Rosa. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny, who asked him what exactly his administration is doing to save the school.

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7:46pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Education

Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco

Rally and March for CCSF, October 31, 2013
Jen Chien

For more information on off-campus CCSF supporters, click here.

“Open, Accredited, and Ready for You!” That’s what it says on the big electronic billboard at the entrance to City College’s main Ocean Avenue Campus. Despite ongoing troubles over the last year and a half, the school is still fully operational and remains fully accredited. Students crowd the walkways in between classes, and the atmosphere feels like any other busy college campus.

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7:45pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Education

Student voices from City College of San Francisco

Lijia Lumsden, City College student
Jen Chien

City College of San Francisco serves over 85,000 students every year. The diversity of the student body reflects the vibrancy of the city. Here are just a few of those students' voices.

Click on the players above to listen.

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