- Why is this so important? Well for starters...
- — United Way (@UnitedWay)Wed, Aug 06 2014 14:56:32
- SparkAction led the conversation with some crucial questions around this issue.
- — SparkAction (@sparkaction)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:20:37Seems like a good time for #FirstGen Q2: What types of advocates & advocacy are key to student success? Who can play that role best?
- United Ways from across the United States shared some of the approaches that can help students so they stay on track to begin college on time and ultimately graduate.
- — United Way of Tucson (@UWTucson)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:07:25Hi, we have Prosperity Centers where youth and their families can receive both financial education and college access supports #firstgen
- — United Way Salt Lake (@uwsl)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:08:44
- — United Way (@UnitedWay)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:48:25
- — United Way (@UnitedWay)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:50:38
- — United Way (@UnitedWay)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:58:06
And United Ways are not the only ones prioritizing this issue. There are also programs, policies and supports provided by nonprofits, labor unions, universities, corporations and even the First Lady of the United States.
- — Joshua Steckel (@JoshuaSteckel1)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:09:10A1: Impt to start early to change vision of what’s possible. This begins long bfirstgenirstgen students begin college.
- — College for America (@CollforAmerica)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:08:46
- — SEO Scholars - NYC (@SEOScholars)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:08:44
- — Lynda Lopez (@LyndaLopez01)Thu, Aug 07 2014 23:15:55
- — Andre Perry (@andreperryedu)Wed, Aug 06 2014 20:58:42
#FirstGen: Helping First-Generation College Students Succeed
Students first in their family to go to college are more likely to end up facing academic, financial and social challenges than others. It shouldn't have to be that way. On 8/6/14, we co-hosted an online conversation about innovative policies and practices helping improve #firstgen student success.
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