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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AmazonSmile is Here!

We aren’t encouraging you to go shopping, but if you are, and you use Amazon, here’s a way to make your Amazon Smile gift to First Graduate be multiplied 10x! Be sure to check back soon to learn about First Graduate’s “End of the Year” Campaign and how you can contribute!

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College Application Retreat

First Graduate seniors had a blast at their Senior Application Retreat! Thank you to Marriah, Aileen, and Tammy for leading such amazing workshops for our seniors to participate in! What has become remarkable about the College Application Retreat, which I’ve done for the past 5 years, are how some things are predictable and how some

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FG Visits WORKDAY

First Graduate students just got back from a wonderful trip to WORKDAY! Thank you to everyone for your participation and support in making this a wonderful learning experience for all our students! This is the second year that Workday hosted our students at their work site. They provided transportation in a Lexus bus that drove

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FG – Career Day 2018!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Career Day! Thank you for joining us, and helping to make it happen! Want to join in the fun? Visit First Graduate’s Volunteer Page to learn about how you can sign up to participate in upcoming events!

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2018 College Decisions Are In!

FG12 Senior Snapshot – 2018 Our current senior class, the 12th cohort of First Graduate (FG12), has 37 students attending 10 high schools Average ACT score: 21 ACT Range: 14-32 Free/Reduced Lunch: approximately 75% Average GPA* : 3.3 76% have a GPA* of 3.0 and higher 46% have a GPA* of 3.5 and higher *cumulative,

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