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  • Pizza for Pi Day!

    By on March 5, 2018

    We’ve launched a new campaign to raise money to feed our students when they come for after school, evening, and weekend coaching, mentoring, and workshops. Check it out here: https://pizza-for-pi-day-65235.causevox.com. Buy a slice or a pie today!

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  • Celebrate our newest college grads!

    By on March 2, 2018

    With 20 students graduating from college and 37 starting college in the fall, we have a lot to celebrate, because you helped make this happen! Join us for Cap & Gown on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel. For information, tickets, and sponsorship, contact me at tforman@firstgraduate.org....

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  • José Rivas Joins First Graduate as Executive Director

    By on December 18, 2017

    FIRST GRADUATE APPOINTS JOSÉ RIVAS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Terri Forman elevated to Senior Director, Philanthropy & Marketing First Graduate Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of José Rivas as First Graduate’s next Executive Director. José brings 25+ years of experience in college access across several positions at...

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  • We welcome all, because we are one

    By on September 19, 2017

    The decision by the President to rescind DACA is shameful and immoral. We stand by our students, 12% of whom are Dreamers. For the last 400 years, this country has been built by immigrants. The president’s own family includes immigrants. Now, he seeks to deny the rights and privileges enjoyed...

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  • College Decisions are In!

    By on May 23, 2017

    Congratulations to the 30 First Graduate seniors who are headed off to colleges and universities across the country this fall.

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  • First Graduate High School Choice Panel

    By on April 24, 2017

    At the High School Choice Panel we invite 8th grade students to listen to a panel of high school students offering wisdom and advice about the high school experience.

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  • First Gen Speaker Series – Rachel Itwaru

    By on May 2, 2017

    In February, our First Graduate students at James Denman Middle School were joined by Rachel Itwaru for our monthly First Gen Speaker Series.

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  • Donor Highlight: The Hamilton/Paul Giving Circle

    By on February 8, 2017

    Mark Hamilton and Lauri Paul have started a giving circle through which they, their family, friends, and colleagues pledged to raise $60,000 a year for 10 years for First Graduate.

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  • Sophomore Symposium

    By on January 31, 2017

    The idea behind the Sophomore Symposium is that students think critically about what they want (or don’t want) in a college and research one particular school that would fit the bill for them.

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