Mayor: Quincy College is City’s “Greatest Force for Equality”

In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Koch outlined a bold vision to secure the future of Quincy College, calling it the City’s “Greatest Force for Equality.”

In the speech, the mayor called for a renewed local commitment to grow the school, including new and expanded programs, financial assistance, and ultimately the school’s first permanent home of its own.

He framed his remarks around the populations the College serves, including a student body in which nearly half are people of color; come from 81 different countries; and two-thirds of which qualify for some form of financial aid.

“It lifts people up. It provides promise for those who could not seek a degree without working full-time.  It creates a path to the middle class for so many in our underserved communities.  It makes attaining a degree possible for those who otherwise could not afford it,” he said.

“It is a great light of possibility, and it is a vital part of what this City will be in generations to come. That’s why today I’m calling for a renewed sense of purpose, renewed commitment and a renewed investment to secure the future of Quincy College and secure the futures of countless of our young people in the coming years and decades.

For the full text of the Mayor’s speech, click here

State of the City 2021