FIRST IN THE FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE
There's much to be learned if you're the first one to go to college. These links will help you navigate the process.
- College Center is an initiative of Center for Student Opportunity, a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote college access and opportunity among first-generation and historically underserved student populations. It offers a huge list of College Access programs in cities across the country.
-In the First-Generation College Experience you will find an interview with Raymond Ratti, first-generation
college student from the Dominican Republic. His answers might help you as a first-generation college
student overcome any obstacles.
Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training - A national resource center dedicated to migrant education since 1986. They offer all sorts of services and resources for migrant families and have a hotline to help you with any questions! 1-800-234-8848.
-Being the first person in your immediate family to attend a postsecondary institution may seem daunting. Without
help from family members, you may not even know where to begin the college planning process, much less know what
to expect once you get to college. This website offers info that should give you a better understanding of the
postsecondary route and help ease your anxiety of being a first generation college student.
First in the Family
– Offers a great website where you can find videos and tips for first generation students who are in college.
Go to College -Offers a list of websites with articles for first generation college students.
Next Generation Press
-A website where you can download the complete PDF of the book First In the Family by Kathleen Cushman.
-Here you'll find a handbook for parents of first generation students that you can pass on to your family.
-Provides an academic journal where it discusses the challenges and gives strategies that can help first generation students.
Reality Changers - A California based organization, Reality Changers' mission is to provide inner-city youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the resources to become first generation students by providing them support, financial assistance and leadership training. 100% of students who qualify for their program and fulfill its requirements go on to 4-year colleges.
-Shows some of the challenges and offers resources for first generation college students.