Tag Archives: Public Policy

Areli Hernandez: Scholar and Role Model

Meet Areli Hernandez, a Bay Area Summer Searcher currently in her second year at Santa Clara University (SCU).

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In addition to her impressive course-load as a triple major (yes, triple!) in Political Science, Spanish, and Ethnic Studies, (with a minor in Latin American Studies) and staying involved on campus as a student ambassador, Areli recently got accepted into the Fulbright Summer Institute in the United Kingdom! Continue reading Areli Hernandez: Scholar and Role Model

First-Gen Voices, Part 2: Jay

Today is Proof Point Day! Thanks again for joining us for our next installment of First-Gen Voices, as we celebrate the accomplishments of our first-generation college graduates.
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We’re proud to see an increase in the conversations taking place nationally about the unique experiences of first-gen students, and how their stories of success can inspire the next generation.

Let us introduce you to one more Summer Searcher who is an inspiring proof point of first-gen success. #ProofPointDay Continue reading First-Gen Voices, Part 2: Jay

First-Gen Voices, Part 1: Karla

This Friday, May 27 is Proof Point Day, a time to bring visibility and voice to the hundreds of thousands of first-generation college graduates in the United States.

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We are so proud to see a national initiative that honors those who are the first in their family to graduate college. 92% of Summer Searchers are first-gen, and as the #ProofPointDay mission states, first-gen leaders are “worthy of celebration — being the first wasn’t easy.” That’s an understatement! Continue reading First-Gen Voices, Part 1: Karla