I had the honor of interviewing, Joseph Fisher, founder of First Generation College Bound (FGCG). His organization’s mission is to increase the participation of low- and moderate-income youth in higher education, particularly those whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. FGCB doesn’t just help students apply to college; it also works with them to secure the financial aid they need to matriculate.
Click here to listen to our conversation.
FGCB’s success rate, the numbers speak for themselves:
- Participants who have entered college: 1,262
- 2012 high school graduates entering college: 98
- 2012 college graduates: 33
- Participants in college during the 2011-2012 school year: 300
- Total known college graduates: 420
You may support FGCB, in their upcoming event on June 19, 2013 at University of Maryland, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, College Park, MD. This is their annual celebration and fundraising event. Come be a partner for education and our youth.