Instructional support staff members of AFT Local 6525 were proud to learn that The Aspen Institute had named their school, Pasadena City College, one of the 10 best community colleges in the country. The institute bases its assessments on a rigorous analysis of student performance and achievement data.

The prize jury said, “The college has made incredible strides in closing the achievement gap for minority students, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Not only are the STEM programs dominated by Latino students, but women and first-generation students are also highly represented.”