About First Forward
The Center for First-generation Student Success launched in June 2017, with the mission of being the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students. In continuing this mission, the Center is launching First Forward, the nation's first recognition program acknowledging higher education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success.
The Center is currently reviewing applications for the first cohort of First Forward Institutions. Selected institutions will join an elite community of professionals prepared to share evidence-based practices and resources, troubleshoot challenges, generate knowledge, and continue to advance the success of first-generation students across the United States.
The Center hosted a First Forward Interest Meeting to share information about First Forward, if you would like more information about First Forward please click here to view the recording.