First Graduate in FORBES!

Be sure to check out this featured article in FORBES about First Graduate! https://www.forbes.com/sites/civicnation/2018/06/19/when-i-walked-across-the-stage-my-parents-were-graduating-too-1/#522063474ca9 “As a first-generation college student, I know firsthand the power that a college education has to change lives, not just for graduates, but for their families too. In many ways, when I earned my degree from the University of California, Irvine

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Congratulations! – 2018 Graduating HS Students

To all our HS Senior graduates! We couldn’t be more proud of all your hard work and dedication!   Jordan and Aileen (Galileo Academy of Science and Technology) headed to UC Santa Cruz Marriah and Marcos (Abraham Lincoln High School) headed to UCLA Tammy and Melissa (Washington High School) headed to CSU Long Beach Aileen,

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Pizza for Pi Day!

We’ve launched a new campaign to raise money to feed our students when they come for after school, evening, and weekend coaching, mentoring, and workshops. Check it out here: https://pizza-for-pi-day-65235.causevox.com. Buy a slice or a pie today!

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Celebrate our newest college grads!

With 20 students graduating from college and 37 starting college in the fall, we have a lot to celebrate, because you helped make this happen! Join us for Cap & Gown on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel. For information, tickets, and sponsorship, contact me at [email protected]  

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José Rivas Joins First Graduate as Executive Director

FIRST GRADUATE APPOINTS JOSÉ RIVAS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Terri Forman elevated to Senior Director, Philanthropy & Marketing First Graduate Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of José Rivas as First Graduate’s next Executive Director. José brings 25+ years of experience in college access across several positions at University of California, Berkeley. José has

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We welcome all, because we are one

The decision by the President to rescind DACA is shameful and immoral. We stand by our students, 12% of whom are Dreamers. For the last 400 years, this country has been built by immigrants. The president’s own family includes immigrants. Now, he seeks to deny the rights and privileges enjoyed by 800,000 people, primarily under age

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College Decisions are In!

Congratulations to the 30 First Graduate seniors who are headed off to colleges and universities across the country this fall. We are so proud of all the hard work these students put in throughout the years to make this moment possible. Their college journey may have just begun, but we already can’t wait to see what

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