welcome to the movement
Keep Us Linked is a campaign for the college and career preparation that ALL California students deserve—and that our state needs to thrive. It’s powered by the Linked Learning Alliance.
This moment is pivotal—and calls for action. Today, people across our state face unprecedented challenges in education, economics, and equity. Governor Gavin Newsom and the California State Legislature have taken a bold step toward a sustainable, evidence-based solution to these crises by proposing a $2 billion investment in college and career preparation.
This progress is real—and ready to build on. Innovation through college and career preparation initiatives isn’t new: For over ten years, the Linked Learning movement has delivered high-quality academics in concert with career-technical education and work-based learning opportunities in growing industries, access to early college credit, and integrated student supports—keeping adolescents linked to a future they’re passionate about.
With proposed new investments, we have a real opportunity to deepen and expand Linked Learning pathways across the state to ensure young people thrive during their decade of difference, a transformative period between the ages of 14 and 24 where identities, outlooks, and aspirations take shape.
This community is yours—and needs your help. Students, parents, educators, higher education partners, industry leaders, and community voices have always been at the center of Linked Learning and the Alliance. Your dedication, passion, and expertise has driven this movement since day one. No one knows the life-changing potential of access to high-quality college and career preparation better than you.
Raise Your Voice
Join us in calling on California leaders to Keep Us Linked: to meaningful high school experiences, to smooth postsecondary transitions, to high-impact careers with family-sustaining wages, to the future all Californians deserve.
Sign our open letter calling for college and career pathways that generate excellence and equity—in education and our workforce.
Sign the Pledge
Tell your representatives to fully fund high-quality college and career preparation initiatives that meet evidence-based standards for quality.
Contact Your Legislators
How Keep Us Linked Connects the Dots
Proposed investments work in concert with existing college and career preparation efforts taking place in California communities today. Sharing common goals and characteristics, these programs can only deliver the pronounced, statewide results we want to see if we implement them in coordination with each other, and in alignment with each community’s vision of college and career readiness.
Keep Us Linked by the Numbers
The work of Keep Us Linked is not new. Linked Learning pathways have been advancing the fields of education, healthcare, STEM, and climate for over a decade. With Keep Us Linked, we can build on the work taking place across California, bringing high-quality college and career preparation to more young people and their communities.
Linked Learning Pathways in High-Opportunity Industries
School Districts Served by Linked Learning Pathways in High-Opportunity Industries
Students Served by Linked Learning Pathways in High-Opportunity Industries
Keep Us Linked in the News
Keep Us Linked is making headlines! Read coverage of the movement, pieces by key Linked Learning coalition partners, and more.
Newsom's education budget is opportunity for California’s workforce talent supply
January 25, 2022
Keep Us Linked Coalition Partners
This work is only possible when we come together—K–12, higher education, industry, and community—and advocate for a commitment to adolescents during their decade of difference, a formative period between the ages 14 and 24 when young people establish their identities, dispositions, and lifelong aspirations. We are so proud to partner with these organizations in this work:
Keep Us Linked coalition partners are featured in our advocacy toolkit, the Keep Us Linked website, and other Keep Us Linked materials. They have access to exclusive content, engagement opportunities, and more.