Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden tweeted Monday that the Santa Barbara City College Foundation has won — via social media voting — the #PromiseStory video competition hosted by Heads Up America, an advocate for free community college education based in Washington, D.C. The five-minute video, shot and edited by Cage Free Productions, features First 5’s Ben Romo, Santa Barbara Unified School District board member and State Assembly candidate Monique Limón, and newly enrolled SBCC students taking up the program — launched this fall — on its offer of two free years of full-time tuition, fees, books, and supplies. CEO Geoff Green said the foundation recently passed the $2 million mark on its way to gathering more than $5 million to cover the program’s first three years. The program currently has 730 students enrolled at SBCC; the majority are graduates of Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos high schools.

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