Your Call: Life as a first-generation college student
How are students who are the first in their family to go to college faring?
First generation college students enroll and graduate at lower rates than students whose parents graduated from college. What are the biggest challenges first generation students face? We'll speak with students about their experience, challenges, surprises, and what they're excited about as they return to classes.
Curtavia Gill, first year student at UC Merced and a Student Rising Above scholar
Claudia De La Cruz, first year student at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and Student Rising Above scholar
Centurion Barron, first year student at UC Merced and a Student Rising Above scholar
Elienai Pool, hoping to transfer to Cal State East Bay