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First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college access and success program that helps students become first generation college graduates.

We make a 12-year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation.

99% of our high school seniors graduate and enroll in a 2- or 4-year college.

72% of our students graduate from college within 6 years.

 

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Who Do We Help?

 

8 out of 10 SFUSD students do not have a parent with a college degree, and without some form of intervention only 4% of them will graduate college. Only 11% of first-generation students will graduate from college. 

We make a 12-year commitment to each student. We recruit students in 6th grade and provide them with free coaching each year until they graduate college. 

99% of our high school seniors graduate from high school and enroll in colleges such as Barnard, Middlebury, The University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Tufts, and UC Berkeley. Our newest cohort of high school graduates received 200+ acceptance letters. 

 

 

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More than 400 volunteers like you help students on their journey towards becoming first generation college graduates – from the instant a young person enrolls as a middle school student, to the triumphant moment when s/he graduates from college.

 

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors


  • First Graduate helped me realize that college was a possibility.
    12th Grader
  • I want to be that person who people look up to, who people say "She went to college."
    KrystalCollege Student
  • I would not be the person I am today without the support and care of my first graduate family!
    JodieFG Alumni
  • First Graduate is the safety harness that catches us when we fall.
    College Freshman
  • I loved the teachers and the academic classes.
    7th Grader
  • First Graduate students believe in the program, they believe they can go to college. It just takes people outside of them to believe in it too for change to happen.  
    GuilderFG Alumni