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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…

$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…

 

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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…

FirstGEN Welcomes Our 2017 Summer Fellows!

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee, and National Immigration Law Center Announce 2017 FirstGEN Fellows Summer Class   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2017– Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice | AAJC), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the…

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,…