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Saying “no” to hate and racism

Dear Friends, First Graduate has been active on Twitter because we believed that the platform was a good way to connect with our community–our students, our donors, our partners, and our volunteers. It has become clear lately that hate, racism, and sanctioned disinformation endanger the lives of people everywhere and we can not continue legitimizing

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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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