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The Challenge



by Greg Hamann

We know a college education has never been more essential to the success of families seeking living-wage jobs. And we know that for many, community colleges provide a critical — and sometimes an only — pathway to a meaningful credential.

And yet, precisely because of their unique role, community colleges are also responsible for educating a populace who increasingly struggles the very most in our society. In fact, for a low-income, first-generation student (many of whom rely on community colleges), the likelihood of making it all the way to graduation is still far too low.

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