Hands Across California is the latest organized effort by Ken Kragen, known for his work with Hands across America, NetAid and We are the World fundraisers. Kragen entered the picture to help community college advocates raise awareness of the financial needs of students across the state. According to the Huffington Post, this movement, which took place on April 17, served two purposes: to raise awareness of the critical needs of today's college students and to raise funding that will support those needy students through additional scholarships.
The event planned for 1.5 million participants, stretching their hands to form a human chain that reaches around community college campuses throughout the state. Money can also be donated to the event, to help increase the scholarship fund, until June 30.