First Graduate Overview
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P.O. Box 29415
Target demographics: First Graduate works exclusively with aspiring first-generation college graduates -- students who come from families with no college tradition. The majority of our students are immigrants or children of immigrants who receive either free or reduced-price lunch.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 260, plus their families.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteers can serve as academic coaches or tutors at least once a week for two hours after school. Additional volunteer opportunities include: college advisory coaching, SAT test preparation coaching, college application support, personal statement writing, coaching, career advisory coaching, career day hosting, career panel participant, informational interviewing, mentoring, student evaluating, and marketing, fundraising or event assistance.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco, CA
Programs: First Graduate's effective college access and success program helps more than 260 San Francisco-based students each year. In the spring of 2012, we enrolled our 11th class of new students recruited from five San Francisco public middle schools: Horace Mann, James Lick, Marina, Roosevelt (all part of SFUSD) and KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy (a public charter school).
Our program model provides students with a comprehensive and complementary array of support, including: year-round academic instruction, tutoring and support; high school and college counseling; mentoring; family engagement activities; career exploration activities; and college scholarships and support.
92% of all First Graduate high school graduates are eligible for California State University campuses
64% are eligible for University of California campuses. By comparison 18% of Black and Latino students in California graduate eligible to attend a CSU and 6% graduate eligible to attend UC schools.
Our students are attending schools across the nation such as San Francisco State University, Harvard, Chapman University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Tufts University, and more.