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News Releases

May 4, 2016 - Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) Announces Merger with Strive for College

Apr 28, 2015 – Center for Student Opportunity Wins Good Neighbor Grant from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Apr 16, 2015 – Miss New York USA 2015 Aims to Empower First-Generation College Students

Sept 10, 2014 – First-Generation College Students Win Scholarship; Share Their Remarkable College Journeys

Feb 6, 2014 – New Michelle Obama Video Encourages First-Gen College Students

Nov 5, 2013 – First Generation College Students Win Scholarship; Share Their Remarkable College Journeys

Oct 2, 2013 – I’m First Project Launches to Celebrate and Support First-Generation College Students

In the News

Oct 16, 2016 -The Cost of Being First, The Atlantic

Sep 23, 2016 - Lifting up first-generation college students with dedicated, online guidance, NJ.com

Mar 7, 2016 - First in Your Family to Go to College? Schools Offer Support, NBC News

Dec 11, 2015 - Getting In: When You’re the First in Your Family to Apply to College, Slate

Aug 10, 2015 - These Groups Are Hoping To Help First-Generation College Students Make It To Graduation, The Huffington Post

Jun 15, 2015 - Nonprofits step in to support college students who need it most, PBS News Hour

Dec 31, 2014 – First-Generation College-Goers: Unprepared and BehindThe Atlantic

Dec 23, 2014 – Top 10 AVID Blogs from 2014, AVID: Adventures in College & Career Readiness

Oct 31, 2014 – A Commitment to Making College Accessible to First-Generation College Students, The Huffington Post

Oct 27, 2014 – Bridging the First-Generation Student’s Digital Divide, Ed Tech 

Oct 23, 2014 – Advice for First-Generation Students Applying to College this Fall, USA Today College

Oct 16, 2014 – Scholarship Winner Relishing BC ExperienceThe Boston College Chronicle

Oct 8, 2014 – “I’m First,” el orgullo de ser el primeroUnivision Noticias

Oct 7, 2014 – Over 100 Colleges Nationwide Join Forces in Free Hispanic College FairUnivision Corporate Press Release

Aug 18, 2014 – How Funders Build “College Knowledge” for First-Generation College Students, Inside Philanthropy

Feb 5, 2014 – 10 Best College Planning Websites and Apps, Social Driver

Nov 21, 2013 – First Generation College Students Go ViralNational Public Radio‘s Marketplace Morning Report

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