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Fundamentally we are driven by our mission to serve California Community College students. We approach challenges as innovative problem-solvers and are associated with concepts like support, collaboration, and partnership. The Foundation's voice is optimistic, enterprising, and knowledgeable while also being humble and inclusive.
The Foundation written style is formal and professional without being overly academic. Evidence and accurate data are important, but the Foundation also demonstrates a willingness to take measured risks to test new ideas and strategies. Whether featuring a community college student in a video or cultivating funder relationships, the Foundation aims to tell a compelling story that is human and relatable, and always within the scope of our mission and the goals and commitments of the Vision for Success.
We seek to be relevant, informed, inclusive, and strategic with communication reflecting our commitment and dedication to achieving the goals and upholding the commitments of the Vision for Success.
This rule also pertains to the usage of acronyms and abbreviations. The Foundation avoids using these wherever possible in order to be inclusive to all audiences. However, abbreviations can be used when writing within a specific character count, like in grant or contract proposals or on social media, or if communicating with subject-matter experts. Follow this rule to use acronyms if needed:
Use a full name first to spell out acronyms, then subsequent references can use just the acronym (ex. California Community Colleges (CCC), then CCC….)
The Foundation’s tone is similar to that of the Chancellor’s Office, though there are a few variances between our writing styles. Following are several key differences to keep in mind if/when you are writing on behalf of the Chancellor’s Office: