Justice for All – Black Lives Matter

In making a statement on behalf of First Graduate, let me be clear—the murder of George Floyd, like that of so many unarmed black people before him—was wrong. Black lives matter. Our work is centered on education access and success for all because we believe that it is the gateway to equity, inclusion, leadership, and

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You continue to make a difference for every student!

What a time this is! We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and stay that way. Because of you and your support, we continue to coach our students, virtually, of course. Some students do not have access to WiFi at home and do not have computers. You have made it possible for

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Priority #1 – Student Well-being

Our students, their health and well-being are our priority. We are monitoring the reports related to COVID-19 and will be guided by the recommendations of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). For now, we continue our work coaching students towards college access and success.

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In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he stood for, please join us in reading his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail“ 16 April 1963 “My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I

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First Gen Chats with Grace: Anthony | High School Senior

*Grace Carballo is a FG volunteer who has graciously offered to sit down with some of our First Gen students for some informal interviewing, to check in, see what’s up with them at school, and what’s on the horizon! Anthony, age 17, is a senior in high school, currently in the process of applying to

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College Essay Recap

Every year FG high school seniors participate in college essay coaching workshops where they are connected with an FG volunteer who works with them during the beginning stages of their college essays. During these sessions, the volunteers help the students find ways to authentically tell their stories and highlight their strengthens–in under 400 words! FG Volunteers focus

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FG Career Day 2019!

First Graduate middle school students spent Career Day learning about how The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Accenture, and Gap, Inc. do their work and the paths their talent took to be in their chosen careers. They learned about college majors, professional tracks, and worked on projects that showcased a part of each organization’s business. The

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We Stand With You

To our students and families: we stand with you.These are difficult, unconscionable times, when it feels like everything we have trusted as part of our social covenant is going sideways.  Children are being forced to live in cages, separated from their parents; people are being shot with weapons that should be illegal, and our leaders

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