An open exchange of resources and information: "This page is for faculty, staff, and administrators who work with and advocate for first-generation college students at institutions nationally. The need for this page was inspired by workshops hosted by the National Resource Center for First-Year Experience and Students In Transition in 2014 and 2015. Membership is open."
"First Gen College works to help first generation college students to and through college and beyond. We share stories, resources and offer programs to support them on their college and career journeys. We also connect students and recent graduates to professionals and career opportunities."
"This First Generation Digital Storytelling project explores the use of storytelling and digital social media to give voice to the rarely heard narratives of First Generation college students and graduates. This project is a partnership between Jane Van Galen at the University of Washington Bothell and Class Action."
A few recent articles about supporting First Gen Students
"In 2016, the National Association of Colleges and Employers surveyed 5,013 graduating seniors about their family backgrounds and academic paths. The students most likely to major in the humanities or social sciences—33.8 percent of them—were those who were the first generation in their family ever to have earned college degrees."
"Institutions of higher education must face the truth: if they do not evolve once more — into Student Success 3.0 era universities — first generation college students could be left behind," writes author Troy Markowitz.