You may be first,
but you're
not the only one.

First Generation Identity

First generation college students can't rely on their families for firsthand information about how to navigate the road to and through college.

In most cases, this is because no one else in their family has gone to college. But not always! First generation identity is complex and shows up in different ways for different people.

For example, people pursuing four-year degrees might also identify with first generation experiences if their parents attended community college, attended college in the evenings after work, or attended school outside of the United States, or if they are estranged from their parents.

Forward F1rst intentionally uses a broad definition of first generation identity, and we welcome anyone who identifies with one or more aspects of the above definition to join our community and take advantage of our resources.

We're launching the Forward F1rst community in August.

If you want to stay up to date with our progress and be the first to know when we launch, this is the form for you! For more immediate inquiries, reach out to

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