Last year, I took a road trip to interview and film first college students on campuses throughout California.
Forty-eight hours ago, I returned from a different kind of college road trip.
This time I took a van-full of high school students with me to the University of California, Merced. None of the students had given much thought to the university before our trip, but they were excited...
My mother, Phyllis Leah Abrams Teitelbaum, would have been 89 today. She passed away almost two years ago.
My mother was born and raised in New York City. She was a product of NY public schools, and a first gen college student. She studied Economics at Brooklyn College. After a couple of office jobs, she became a teacher. She taught in NY public schools for most of her career.
We are delighted to be hosting our first First Gen College Retreat on Saturday, June 3. Please join us if you are currently a first gen college students, and spread the word among friends, classmates, and first gen college students in your life.
Going to college can expand our horizons. For first gen college students, the expansion may be well beyond the imagination- for the students themselves, and also for their families.
Check out our two latest First Gen College videos that capture two students' reflections on the ways college has impacted them. Zuleyma at UC Merced shares her experience being a rebel and Steven at CSU Hum...