Matt Rubinoff

I'm First Staff  / Bethesda, MD
Bethesda, MD

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) Announces Merger with Strive for College

For immediate release Contact: Matt Rubinoff,, (949) 329-8291 LEADING COLLEGE ACCESS NONPROFITS ANNOUNCE MERGER Strive for College and the Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) join forces to scale online mentoring program and college partnerships aimed at increasing college attainment and success for deserving young people May 4, 2016–MILPITAS, CA–The directors of Strive for College, [...]

Wow! Free college counseling for first-gen students

That’s right! Yesterday we announced a new partnership with our friends at Chegg to bring free college counseling to first-generation college-bound students across the country through InstaEDU. All registered students on I’m First! are eligible to receive two free hours of on-demand college counseling on InstaEDU. InstaEDU’s on-demand technology and Chegg’s network of expert counselors drawn from [...]

New Resources Encourage First-Generation Students

We’re excited to be featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education! This article was originally published in the October 24. 2013 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. (subscription required) October 24, 2013 New Resources Encourage First-Generation Students By Justin Doubleday As many colleges and advocacy groups focus on socioeconomic diversity and retention, meeting the [...]

Opportunity Knocks: Peer, Staff, and Faculty Mentoring

Click here to view the April Opportunity Knocks newsletter featuring Peer, Staff, and Faculty Mentoring opportunities at: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, The Together Everyone Achieves More (T.E.A.M.) Duke University, Durham, NC, 1G Network Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, Student Oriented Activities and Resources (SOAR) Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, Advisor and Tutorial Programs Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT, The Center for Student Success and Teaching Excellence The Catholic University [...]