“It was at a community college that I learned about resources that supported AB 540 that made the classes so much more affordable for me. It was also at community college that I had the space to and time to explore the different majors and classes that I was interested in”. – Madeleine, Student – LA Pierce College, LA Valley College
Video credit: Find Your Ally
The Michelson Philanthropies FirstGen Initiative has partnered with the Foundation for California Community Colleges to spotlight the inspiring stories of immigrant women who have overcome challenges to achieve their dreams. In their latest video series, Madeleine, a proud Filipina and Pierce College and LA Valley College alumna, shares her journey to America and how her college education helped her build a better future for herself and her family.
By sharing their authentic stories, the new “Determined Voices” video series aims to empower and inspire women of all ages, regardless of their immigration status, to pursue higher education, build rewarding careers, and achieve economic independence.
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