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First Generation

Life Without DAPA: One Woman's Story

Rebecca Abara | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Rebecca Abara

Knowing my family members won't get torn from me because of policies like DAPA is motivation to ensure that others can have what I believe is truly the American dream: living safe, healthy, and happy in the country that you love and call home.

30 Things Every First-Generation Latino College Student Should Know

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices

For many first-generation Latino college students, getting into school is only half the battle. Sticking it out and graduating is a whole other story....

Latino College Students Read Emotional Letters Thanking Parents

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Let's hope you have an extra-large box of Kleenex on hand, because this video of Latino college students thanking their parents is going to make you u...

How First- and Second-Generation Hispanics Can Help Each Other

César Vargas | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

They are not wrought with the insecurities and self-doubt this nation shoves down the throats of those born and raised here at every turn they take. The negative signals come in the form of overt and covert cultural racism.

Can Ratings Assess True Value of Diverse Colleges?

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

There is no work more important or rewarding than social work, teaching, counseling, and advocacy. I encourage you to delve into the revised framework and assess if it could accurately reflect the unique elements of your higher education institution and the value of a degree.

WATCH: Film Explores Difficult Road To College For 'First Generation' Students

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

Filmmaker Adam Fenderson’s new documentary “First Generation” explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the f...

When You Should Call Your Grandparents

Ko Im | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Both of my grandfathers are the strong but silent type. One is from the modern-day capital of North Korea before the 38th parallel was drawn. The other has roots in the deep South of the Korean peninsula. Neither are talkers.

Affirmative Action's Push-Pull on Diversity in Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

What is at stake in this case is critical because the Supreme Court's ruling will be applicable nationwide. If the ruling is upheld, universities across our nation will continue their efforts to increase diversity in enrollment.

A Meditation on the Word “NO”

Joya Dass | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Joya Dass

What Annie said next stopped me in my tracks: "Education gives a woman the power to say NO."

WATCH: An Emotional College Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.10.2012 | College

Eighteen-year-old Senait Weldemariam’s parents were unable to study past elementary school in Eritrea, Africa. In 1993 they immigrated to New York i...