Join us this Wednesday at 12:30 PM for our upcoming FACCC Budget Webinar to learn more about the changes included in the final state budget agreement. This webinar will inform members on how the budget could impact college budgets and the students you serve.  Registration is required. Please email your questions in advance to  
Approximately 62 percent of community college students are part-time. As a result, these students frequently have responsibilities outside of school that require their attention, which may hinder their ability to succeed in specific courses. AB 811 (Fong) would allow these students to retake courses in which they have previously received a substantial grade up to five times and up to three times for courses in which they received a satisfactory grade. It is essential to pass legislation that reaffirms the importance of supporting nontraditional students– a significant population that the California Community Colleges serve. Please take action today by submitting this action alert encouraging members of the Senate Education Committee to support FACCC’s co-sponsored bill, AB 811 (Fong). 

A FACCC Legislative Victory In case you missed it, FACCC co-sponsored SB 467 (Portantino) successfully passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee a few weeks ago and is currently nearing the end of its legislative journey.
This bill aims to eliminate the obstacles faced by undocumented students without social security numbers by ensuring that their use of an ITIN does not result in denial of access to internships and apprenticeships associated with specific allied health courses.  
In this episode of Amplifying Voices, Coordinator/Counselor Dean Steckman joins us in the company of three student leaders from various institutions to shed light on the remarkable contributions they have made to LGBTQIA+ activism in their local communities and wider California Community College system. Together, their goal is to bring attention to the fundamental needs, available resources, and comprehensive support required by many students within this community. A huge thank you to our guests Dean Steckman, Sunny Ramirez, Elwin Agtang, and Ruby Dewar, and to the faculty members who helped coordinate this episode!   
Cabrillo College Takes Steps Towards Changing Name to Address Historical Legacy 

Last November, education leaders at Cabrillo College voted in favor of changing their school’s name.
The call for a name change dates back to 2020 after a community petition called on the school to change its name in light of the history of its eponym, explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, whose legacy is tied to genocide and the subjugation of native and indigenous communities along the California Coast. 
As Cabrillo College enters the crucial phase of selecting a new name, the Cabrillo College Board Name Exploration Subcommittee has taken proactive steps to engage with the public and gather valuable opinions. The subcommittee has organized community forums where the top five potential new names for the school have been unveiled. This platform provides community members with an opportunity to actively participate in discussions, ask questions about the process, and contribute their viewpoints. The next meeting to be held will be July 12 at 6 PM located at 6121 Gushee St., Felton, CA.
Cabrillo College has made a commitment not to utilize public funds for the costs associated with the name change. However, those interested in supporting the effort can make donations at  
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Benefits and Retirement Conference
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Friday, October 20 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Santa Monica College Faculty Association and the Faculty Association of CaliforniaCommunity Colleges Education Institute are pleased to invite you to join us for the Benefits and Retirement Conference.
Workshops on retirement planning, investment strategies, and basic financial planning will be available.
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2024 Advocacy & Policy ConferenceSunday – Monday, February 25 – 26Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel All faculty members, union and academic senate leaders, student leaders and those who work in categorically funded programs are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to network with colleagues across the state, participate in professional development sessions, and hear from top decision-makers on policy and budget. 

Early bird rates available until December 1.   Register today.
 Resources Below you’ll find a list of resources from federal, state, and local agencies we hope you’ll find helpful.2023 CLCAF Summer Internship Opportunity – The California Latino Capitol Association Foundation (CLCAF) is now accepting applications for its annual internship program. The CLCAF Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to intern for an Assemblymember, State Senator, State Agency, Non-profit, or an Advocacy Organization in Sacramento, CA.Online Instruction and Services Resources – The California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative has developed an Emergency Preparedness Resources web site for assistance converting in-person classes to online.Employment Development Department (EDD) Services – EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. This includes disability insurance, unemployment insurance, and paid family leave.Department of Labor – The Department of Labor posted a questions and answers page for the most pressing questions around the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.CalSTRS – Concerned about your pension? Check out the CalSTRS website for the latest information on your retirement.