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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Volunteer Story: Rebecca Adams

Her volunteer work at First Graduate guides students to be the first college graduates in their families. In her two years there, she has been a mock interviewer for students applying to private high schools and a college application essay coach.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kara Chen

Kara Chen is a San Francisco resident who dedicated herself early in life to the pursuit of an education and a bright future. Motivated and hard working, she strove to make her immigrant parents proud by seizing every opportunity for a higher education. Kara attended Marina Middle School and Washington High School (both in SFUSD).

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Ivan Garcia

Ivan was part of the First Graduate cohort six. He recalls his time at FG as community-driven and remains forever grateful for the support and encouragement the program provided. It introduced him to role models and mentors, whose emotional backing and positive reinforcements were inspiring and crucial to his success.

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