To&Through Project's First-Generation College Celebration
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
The To&Through Project aims to increase high school and post-secondary completion for under-resourced students of color in Chicago and around the country.
This summer, our team launched a podcast called "Experts by Experience" which focused on how first-generation, low-income (FGLI) college students from CPS are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for racial justice.
For the 2020 First-Generation College Celebration, we will be sharing our recent op-ed "Can “Grit” Alone Fuel College Persistence During COVID-19?" which summarizes some of the key takeaways elevated by the students we spoke with and their perspective on how higher education institutions, college success organizations, and practitioners can better respond to the evolving needs of current FGLI students.