Our mission at the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is to build student success and Virginia’s future by supporting its 23 community colleges through:
Workforce Development – Enabling students to build skills through scholarships and awards
Coaching – Supporting adult learners, foster youth, and the youth of rural and urban regions
Fellowships – Providing leadership development and community service opportunities
Access & Affordability – Assisting with accessibility and basic student needs
Accelerator Funds – Growing existing programs and developing new programs
Flexible Funds – Fueling innovation, incubation, and advocacy
is the increase in graduation rates for Great Expectations students compared to national average
of community college students in Virginia who transferred to a 4 year institution subsequently graduated
is the increase in lifetime income for every 100 rural students who earn a community college degree
Our Immediate Goal: Building the Future of Virginia
Imagine a Commonwealth where every Virginian can access the skills, knowledge, and opportunities they need to thrive. Where young people launch careers filled with purpose, and adults can retool and retrain according to their evolving needs. Where a skilled and flexible workforce competes on the global stage, bringing jobs and prosperity that benefit us all. Where communities adapt and thrive on the strength of fresh ideas, common connections, and stable growth. Where the promise of a brighter future is accessible and affordable to all. Where the power of education, innovation, and commerce come together to create limitless possibilities.
Virginia’s Community Colleges are working to shape this Commonwealth today.
Together with local communities, businesses, governments, and committed donors, the VFCCE is engaged in a transformative $50 million campaign to reimagine how our community colleges will enable us to efficiently and effectively Build the Future of Virginia by:
Building the workforce in critical industries across the state
Developing new programs and pathways to high-demand careers
Increasing the number of first-generation college graduates
Supporting veterans in their transition from service to career
Bridging gaps for at-risk students from high school to college to career
The positive impacts of these efforts are felt throughout every community in Virginia.
The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education bridges the gap between the dream of higher education and the real-world challenges facing many Virginians. Building the Future of Virginia is the Foundation’s action plan to hasten economic and social mobility for under-employed and lower-income residents through education.
Find out how you can help us reach this goal and make a college education accessible for all Virginians.