College Day is a community-driven effort across Santa Clara County to promote a college-going culture among students, especially those who will be the first in their familes to go to college. College Day began in 2011, and was originally spearheaded by the volunteer-led First Generation College Attainment Coalition (aka College Day Coalition), a collaborative of education and community leaders. In 2018, College Day became a program of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Now in its ninth year, through a week-long campaign it inspires 250,000 Santa Clara County students to plan for their college success - especially those who will be the first in their family to go to college.
In 2019, College Day will take place on October 18, when students from preschool through high school take part in activities promoting the benefits of college.