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
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.
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
Take the example of Kara, a First Graduate® alumna who is the daughter of immigrant parents. She worked hard throughout middle and high school to make her parents proud and achieve her dream. Her goal was to get into a good college and pursue a prosperous professional career.
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.
One of our goals in First Graduate® is to inspire and motivate our students to go to college. On June 22nd, 2022, we had the opportunity to do just that, and our FG high school students toured San Jose State University’s campus, talked to admission staff in order to better understand college life, and observe a teacher conducting a class.
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