Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating all funding for University Outreach programs. These programs build the capacity of educators and provide tutoring,counseling, and mentoring to high school students in under-served communities across California. If the proposed cuts become law, fewer students from low-income communities will be able to take advantage of Californias public universities, and Californias public universities will become less diverse. But the battle for college opportunities is just beginning. In the upcoming months, the California State Legislature and the Governor will negotiate the state budget. Students, parents, teachers, and community activists can make their voices heard as these negotiations continue. This special feature of TCLA highlights the voices of young people and legislators who have already taken up the fight. It also provides research, media reports, and online resources that point to the critical need for public investment in college opportunities.
Videos UCLA and Californian's for Justice (CFJ) students speakout about the importance of outreach in their lives and the lives of California high school students.
Links and Resources on Outreach This page contains online resources on university outreach and the effects of the governor's proposed and actual cuts. Links include the California Sate Legislative Hearing on January 7th 2004, policy briefs, media advisories.