Our Students. Our Future. #OurSanFrancisco.

Back 2 School – 2018

Follow three of our First Graduate students on their first day Back2School!

Regina

8th Grader

 

Student Profile

Sisma

8th Grader

 

Student Profile

Jahaira

11th Grader

 

Student Profile

*A big thank you to Olivia Owens for conducting and filming all First Graduate student interviews!

Olivia Owens is a First Graduate student and graduating Senior at San Francisco State University, majoring in Africana Studies. Olivia plays an integral role as a member of the FG family by supporting the Development & Operations Teams. Olivia is a first generation college student in her family. She hopes to gain the knowledge to further her career in the nonprofit sector and inspire other youth to nevertheless persist.
Olivia Owens

GIVE TODAY

These are our students, they are our future, and with your support we can change this city: #OurSanFrancisco.

San Francisco is an amazing and diverse city of creativity and innovation. It is also a city of disparity, inequity, and unequal opportunity. The Bay Area is home to so many colleges and universities—some of the best in the country—and yet to many of our neighbors, they seem impossibly out of reach.

Not having a college degree can mean a lifetime of hard work with little pay, perpetuating the cycle of poverty for another generation. Unfortunately, students whose parents did not graduate from college have only an 11% chance of obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. You and First Graduate change those odds–74% of our students graduate from college within six years.

 

GIVE TODAY
 

Across San Francisco, students are getting ready for another year of learning and growing, thanks to your help.

With help from First Graduate advisors, they’re also preparing for the long haul. From choosing classes and doing homework to exploring college fit and potential careers, the students you support are working towards that hard-earned college degree.

With people like you supporting them, there’s no doubt these bright, determined students will succeed. Donate today to make sure they start (and finish) the school year right, getting closer to that college degree.

 

 

First Graduate is a college access and success program that helps students become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to launch careers that are meaningful to them.

It’s unlike any other program out there – here’s why:

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10+

Students apply to become a part of First Graduate when they are in the sixth grade, and stay in the program until they graduate from college – that’s 10+ years.

100%

100%

100% of our high school seniors graduate and enroll in a 2- or 4-year college.

74%

74%

We have a 74% success rate, compared to the 11% of first generation students nationally who graduate from college!