Creating a College-Going City

Over 1,000 high school students in San José are achieving their educational dreams this year.

Who we are

San José Promise ensures up to 2 years of free community college.

A college degree is the doorway to economic mobility. We believe that every single student from a high school in San José should have an opportunity to walk through that doorway and into a future with unlimited opportunities.

2019 Highlight Video

San José Promise Celebration

A collaborative, citywide campaign to ensure that community college is affordable and accessible for every single student from a high school in San José.

Student Stories

Ana Guadarrama

“San José Promise has opened many opportunities to continue my education and pursue a future of success. It has given me academic and social support to guide me to a pathway of success. It also has inspireed me to continue to achieve my goals.”

Hassan Pathan

“Being a part of the San José promise has made my first year of college less stressful than I anticipated. I am the first in my family to pursue a higher education, so with the help from the SJ Promise, I have been hopeful about my future without having to worry about how to pay for books and such.”

Dania Hernandez

“San José Promise has opened a lot of doors for me. It has given me access to transportation, books, priority registration, guidance and more. I am thankful that I could be part of such a great program.”