Priority #1 – Student Well-being

Our students, their health and well-being are our priority. We are monitoring the reports related to COVID-19 and will be guided by the recommendations of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). For now, we continue our work coaching students towards college access and success.

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In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and what he stood for, please join us in reading his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail“ 16 April 1963 “My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I

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First Gen Chats with Grace: Anthony | High School Senior

*Grace Carballo is a FG volunteer who has graciously offered to sit down with some of our First Gen students for some informal interviewing, to check in, see what’s up with them at school, and what’s on the horizon! Anthony, age 17, is a senior in high school, currently in the process of applying to

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College Essay Recap

Every year FG high school seniors participate in college essay coaching workshops where they are connected with an FG volunteer who works with them during the beginning stages of their college essays. During these sessions, the volunteers help the students find ways to authentically tell their stories and highlight their strengthens–in under 400 words! FG Volunteers focus

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FG Career Day 2019!

First Graduate middle school students spent Career Day learning about how The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Accenture, and Gap, Inc. do their work and the paths their talent took to be in their chosen careers. They learned about college majors, professional tracks, and worked on projects that showcased a part of each organization’s business. The

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We Stand With You

To our students and families: we stand with you.These are difficult, unconscionable times, when it feels like everything we have trusted as part of our social covenant is going sideways.  Children are being forced to live in cages, separated from their parents; people are being shot with weapons that should be illegal, and our leaders

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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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