STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the first day of school for the L.A. College Promise inaugural class

“The L.A. College Promise is about the power of opportunity to transform lives and shape the future that our young people deserve. Free tuition — and resources like ongoing academic support and career counseling — will bring thousands of students closer to their dreams, and move them further from the burden of debt that keeps too many of our young people from bringing their ambitions to life. Every Angeleno deserves access to educational excellence, and we’re continuing to strengthen our commitment to nurturing a new generation of leaders, innovators, and thinkers.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti