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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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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