for SF Community College Board 2020
Education is a human right.
I envision a San Francisco in which all residents have access to high-quality, tuition-free post-secondary educational opportunities that develop career readiness; promote innovation and creativity through vocational training; and prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions.
As a member of the City College San Francisco Board of Trustees, I will promote inclusive, quality post-secondary education for San Francisco residents.
Proposition A Guidelines
I strive to apply professional expertise in energy efficiency and sustainability to guide CCSF's Education Master Plan, including facility and infrastructure improvements to campus buildings.
I plan to lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan to make all campus operations carbon neutral by 2030. In addition, I will promote the implementation of researched based pedagogy and curriculum to best support students.
I am committed to strengthening workforce development programs that prepare youth and career changers with training in technology and infrastructure . It is essential we keep CCSF tuition free for San Francisco residents.
Permanent funding for tuition-free education for all San Francisco residents.
Green New Deal
In March 2020, San Francisco voters approved a $845 million bond (Proposition A) for campus infrastructure improvements. The combination of an MBA in Environmental Management & Sustainability along with 7 years as an energy efficiency manager, equips me with business acumen and real-world experience essential to advance CCSF’s Education Master Plan.
Pledge to Grow and Sustain Workforce Development
I will utilize my expertise to ensure taxpayer funds are allocated for creating, maintaining, and revitalizing career training programs to create more opportunities for student success. My goal is create a City College that best prepares students to become stewards of our ever-changing world.
I'm a leader who understands the challenges of life in San Francisco. My leadership is inclusive, collaborative, and passionate; skills that will help guide the board to success. This past Spring CCSF lost of hundreds of classes due to a $32 million budget deficit. With the resignation of Chancellor Mark Rocha, it is essential that we elect dedicated leaders that can implement a strategic plan to keep CCSF running strong.
San Francisco City College
City College of San Francisco (CCSF), was founded in 1935 and serves the academic and vocational needs of students in the City and County of San Francisco. CCSF has a student population of over 60,000 full and part-time students.
In 2017, San Francisco announced a two-year "Free City College" pilot program allowing residents to only pay enrollment fees for courses. Although this program has greatly benefited residents, no permanent funding exist.
Geramye is a community organizer and environmental activist. He lives in San Francisco's Bayview district with his partner. Having grown up in a marginalized community, the opportunities for his future were limited to financial insecurity characterized by low-wage employment options. Geramye pursued an education to create another path forward and believes that all residents should have the same access to life-changing educational opportunities.