IMPORTANT information from our friends at Immigrants Rising

Earlier this week, President Trump made a statement about potential large-scale deportation raids happening in the coming months. Recent reports suggests U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to begin targeting immigrant families for raids, deportation, and family separation as early as this Sunday morning, before dawn. We cannot stop these cruel and unnecessary actions, but we can

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Leadership Transition

On behalf of the First Graduate Board of Directors, I’m sharing an update on the leadership of First Graduate. Jose Rivas has decided to spend more time with his family; therefore he’s made the difficult decision to step down as Executive Director. Jose will act as First Graduate’s Controller  through the end of 2019. Jose

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First Generation Summit 2019

Convening the first collaborative First Generation College Summit—a partnership between First Graduate, SEO Scholars, and the University of San Francisco. This joint effort took six months in to plan. 150 high school freshmen and sophomores and their parents visited USF on Saturday, May 25, to learn what the college experience can be like. We had

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FG Student Updates: March Edition!!

FG Student Updates: March Edition! MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th Grade Workshops 7th graders are learning about their high school options in San Francisco and the process for applying to the different types of schools in SF! By the end of this semester they will have put together their own high school guide to use in the

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8th Grade Update: Summer Opportunities Workshop!

HUGE shoutout to Karina, Marcel, and Sha’Kuana for organizing an awesome Summer Opportunities Workshop for our 8th grade students! Volunteers and college advisors helped students identify types of activities they’d be interested in and then worked with them to find specific camps that worked for the students and their families. THEN volunteers and advisors helped

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2018 End of the Year Campaign – Thank You from FG!

Here is what you will make happen in 2019 You put us over the top! We surpassed our goal of $190,000 and because of you raised $322,000 including the generous challenge grant from our co-founder, Anaflor Graham. These funds will make a difference in 2019: High school students can visit colleges in Southern California—their first

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FG: Sophomore’s November Advisory with Nesley

This month, Michael and I focused on 2 things: How to handle and cope with stress as sophomores and in general, and also How to navigate a college website. We did this in two separate groups, which gave the students a chance to meet and talk to other students they aren’t familiar with. It also

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From College to Career Success: The Jayda Edition

If you went up to my parents right now and asked them, “What does your daughter do?”, my dad would say in his thick Thai accent, “Mmm, I don’t know” and end with a chuckle of embarrassment. My mother would reply with a hint of flush in her face, “Human Resource…” because she has no

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