Alumni Spotlight: Leandro Guerrero

Born in Peru, Leandro moved to San Francisco as a child and attended Horace Mann Middle School and Lowell High School.
Leandro credits First Graduate with teaching him valuable life skills, such as time management. He has fond memories of spending hours in the First Graduate office, working with peers and staff to complete college applications ahead of school deadlines.

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Another trauma inflicted on young people

Children and their families need to believe that school is a safe haven. We deplore the violence that has become all too commonplace in schools, and our hearts ache for the young people and adults targeted at Rudsdale Newcomer High School in Oakland. Violence anywhere is abhorrent. The prevalence of guns as a means to

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Career day with Nextroll

And a special thanks to Joe, Mark, and Matt for sharing for helping our middle school students to learn more about their professions and the skills needed to prepare for a career as a Product Manager, Computer Engineer, and Product Designer.

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Accenture week of volunteer work with FG

These events are great opportunities for our corporate partners to invest in our community – and especially in our first-gen students, which are on a journey of 10- 12 years from middle school to after college graduation with First Graduate.

Thanks to Aurabel, Sarah, Marcela, Camille, Erika, Jacky, and Evelyn for the amazing work.

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Summer college tour to San Jose State University

One of our goals in First Graduate is to inspire and motivate our students to go to college. On June 22nd, 2022, we had the opportunity to do just that, and our FG high school students toured San Jose State University’s campus, talked to admission staff in order to better understand college life, and observe a teacher conducting a class.

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Martin Luther King Jr

Honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

August, 1 9 6 3. Letter from Birmingham Jailby Martin Luther King, Jr. While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling our present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom, if ever, do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all of

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