Entries tagged with “first generation”.

Center for Student Opportunity has released in the early October a new “College Access & Opportunities Guide” designed to provide a comprehensive guide to first-generation college students. Developed in collaboration with KnowHow2GO, the guide offers financial aid assistance, college program ideas, information about the application process, and critical considerations students need to account for in their college prep. The guide also provides practical questions students should discuss with their guidance counselor and mentors. To learn more, visit http://www.guideorder.csopportunity.org/

A new powerful documentary on first generation college students is a must see. The documentary follows six Philadelphia inner city students on their path to college. For more information, visit http://firstpersondocumentary.org

In addition, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform has published a report “Building College Pathways Takes a Village” that tracks the difficulties of getting to and through college, by assessing the Philadelphia schools on several dimensions: education and academic support; mentoring and social supports; competent organizations and programs; financial assistance; and neighborhood leadership. To read the report, visit http://www.annenberginstitute.org/pdf/CollegeAmbassadors.pdf