College Application Retreat

First Graduate® seniors had a blast at their Senior Application Retreat! Thank you to Marriah, Aileen, and Tammy for leading such amazing workshops for our seniors to participate in!

What has become remarkable about the College Application Retreat, which I’ve done for the past 5 years, are how some things are predictable and how some things are always new. This year I saw the same hope and excitement around beginning of the journey that’s remained constant with our students. I also saw a fierceness and determination as their eyes locked onto the papers where they drafted their personal statements: an image always unique and always renewing.

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First Graduate’s Alumni: Beating the Odds

All of this support-driven success is only possible because of the contributions from our donors. That’s why we’re offering you the opportunity to support our generation-changing organization with donations to our end-of-fiscal year campaign. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of this month to sustain the positive impact we have on our First Graduate® students in a way that changes their lives forever.
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Cap & Gown

To Everyone Who Attended Cap & Gown 2023: Thank You!

As we celebrate our newest graduates, remember that first-generation students can move from sixth grade through college graduation and into meaningful careers because of you and your support! And we couldn’t do it without the help of our corporate supporters: Hamilton Zanze, Dodge & Cox, Accenture, Adobe, KPMG, BSSP, Millennium Career Advantage, and GoodRx.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Despite how difficult they can be to get, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of scholarships. Especially for a first-generation student, a scholarship can be the difference between being able to go to college and not.