Using Social Psychology to Help First-Generation and Low-Income Students Through College

by Kori Crockett, Brookings, on October 26, 2017, Follow Kori Cockett on Twitter The seriousness of low college graduation rates among first-generation and low-income college students cannot be overstated. Today, only 9 percent of students from low-income families earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24, compared to 77 percent of students from high-income families. Even more troubling, there has…

Take A look At The Stellar 2018 FirstGEN Fellows Summer Class !

By Lawyers’ Committee, MEDIUM,  Follow on Twitter, on May 31, 2018. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the Washington, D.C., office of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are excited to announce the 2018 FirstGEN Fellows summer class: Daisy Almonte, Jennifer…

On Flying, FirstGEN, and being Filipino

By Nirvana Gisle Felix, Summer 2014 FirstGEN Fellow, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Written August 2014, Posted December 2014. I was hesitant about interning in Washington, DC for two major reasons: 1) I absolutely hate planes and 2) I have never been to DC before and I was not sure how the experience…

FirstGEN Fellows 2014 Summer Reflection by Juan Rangel

By Juan Rangel, August 7, 2014, FirstGEN Fellows, D.C. office of the National Immigration Law Center. As this summer rapidly comes to end, I cannot but feel immensely blessed at everything that has occurred to me over the past ten weeks. I came to Washington, DC for the first time on May 31st with a…