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Your Call: Fighting to be the first

May 24, 2016

On the May 24th edition of Your Call, we'll be talking to first-generation college students about their experiences in higher education.

Organizations like Students Rising Above are helping determined students without financial support reach their graduation. What opportunities are there to break the cycle of poverty and create opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students who are overcoming obstacles such as homelessness, poverty, and abuse?


Gaby Gonzalez, first generation college student at Brandeis University

David Padilla, first generation college student at UC Berkeley

Ali Rucker, recent first generation graduate of Wellesley

Web Resources:

Students Rising Above

Washington Post: First-generation college students need strong network of support

The Atlantic: Navigating campus together

The New York Times: Guiding a first-generation to college