Because only 50% of Black and Latinx students in California graduate from high school, and only 11% of first-generation students nationally attain a BA degree, and because 8 out of 10 SFUSD students have parents who did not complete college, First Graduate helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue careers that are meaningful to them. First Graduate is a 12-year free program offering test prep, high school and college evaluation and applications, field trips and school/university visits, scholarship and internship access, community building and networking, career exploration, family workshops, and more.
In making a statement on behalf of First Graduate, let me be clear—the murder of George Floyd, like that...June 1, 2020
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Here’s What We Do Together…
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.FG IMPACT
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.
is the commitment we make to each student. We recruit students in 6th grade and provide them with free coaching each year until they graduate college.
of our high school seniors graduate from high school and enroll in colleges such as NYU, The University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Georgetown University, CalPoly, and UC Berkeley. Our newest cohort of high school graduates received 200+ acceptance letters.