News Clips

$1 million targets ‘first-gen’ students

By Megan Bachman, Published: February 5, 2015, YSNews.com Antioch College recently announced that it received an anonymous donation of more than $1 million earmarked for scholarships. The gift was not an anomaly for a college almost entirely dependent upon donations, but it is significant in that it supports the college’s mission to enroll those who wouldn’t…

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

By Lyndsey Layton January 16, 2015, The Washington Post   For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation. The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of…

First-Generation College-Goers: Unprepared and Behind

The Atlantic, By LIZ RIGGS DEC 31 2014, 2:54 PM ET Kids who are the first in their families to brave the world of higher education come on campus with little academic know-how and are much more likely than their peers to drop out before graduation. When Nijay Williams entered college last fall as a first-generation student…

Advisers aim to help more poor, first-generation teens go to college

Springfield News-Leader, Claudette Riley, 9 p.m. CST December 28, 2014 Anzley Arline wanted to go to college but, until a couple months ago, didn’t think it was possible. The Parkview High School senior had all but given up when he got up the courage to walk into Katie Dempsey’s office. Dempsey, a college adviser new…

 

Press Releases

FirstGEN Welcomes New Partner, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2015 – The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) welcome Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) as a new partner, to expand the First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) program. FirstGEN…

Chepenik Financial Generously Provides Financial Contributions to Support the First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2014 –The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN Fellows), a collaborative program by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the D.C. office of the National Immigration Law Center, is excited to welcome financial contributions made by Chepenik Financial. Since 1973,…

CLINIC, Lawyers’ Committee and NILC Announce 2014 FirstGEN Fellows Summer Class

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), 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 2014 FirstGEN Fellows summer class: Karla M. Davis, who attends MidAmerica Nazarene University (2014), Genesis Garfio, who attends Columbia University…

The Lawyers’ Committee, the National Immigration Law Center and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Announce Partnership

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), the Washington, D.C. office of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), are excited to announce a partnership to jointly expand and strengthen the First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) program for the summer of 2014. FirstGEN is…