The goals of the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program awards are to support community college districts in establishing or expanding regional California College Promise programs in partnership with school districts and public postsecondary universities in California to accomplish all of the following:
(a) Increase the number and percentage of high school students within the region who are prepared for and attend college directly from high school.
(b) Increase the percentage of high school graduates within the region who are placed in college-level math and English at a public postsecondary university in California.
(c) Increase the percentage of students from the region who earn associate degrees or career technical education certificates.
(d) Increase the percentage of students from the region who successfully transfer from a community college to a public postsecondary university in California.
(e) Increase the percentage of students from the region who graduate with a bachelor's degree.
(f) Reduce and eliminate achievement gaps for students from groups that are underrepresented in postsecondary education, such as underrepresented minority students, low-income students, students who are current or former foster youth, students with disabilities, and students who are veterans.
(g) Leverage existing sources of local and state funding to better align efforts to improve student success.
(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 434, Sec. 1.)