First-Generation College Students

At This New Jersey High School, Every Single Graduate is Headed to College–With 35% First-Gens

This past May, Dr. Namik Sercan, Chief Education Officer of Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCS), told NJ Education…

3 months ago

What Is the ‘Overlooked Secret’ at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School?

No matter the color of their skin, how much money their parents have, or whether their parents went to college,…

4 months ago

First-Gen Rutgers Grad Has Five Tips on Mentorship: First, It Takes a Village

Andrej Gjorgiev is a first-generation immigrant and graduate of Rutgers University-Newark’s Class of 2021. He is currently a Program Manager…

9 months ago

In Newark, Braven is Moving the Needle on New Jersey’s ‘Stubborn Racial Wealth Gap’

New Jersey has one of the most stubborn racial wealth gaps in the United States, according to the New Jersey…

1 year ago

Newark District Magnet School Celebrates First-Gen Student Accepted to Seven Ivy League Colleges!

Congratulations to Janic Aguirre of Bard Early College High School, one of Newark Public School District's admissions-based magnet schools. Janic…

1 year ago

Bloomfield College Inaugurates a New President: Meet Dr. Marcheta Evans, A Woman With Big Plans.

Last week I spoke with Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, the new president of Bloomfield College, whose inauguration is today. Dr.…

3 years ago

“Without Braven, I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Now.” A Partnership with Rutgers Helps First-Gen College Students “Achieve the American Dream.”

Here’s some warm news after the cold snap: Braven, a nonprofit founded in 2013 with a mission to empower first-generation…

4 years ago