All in Programs

Today’s episode features a panel from Making Waves Foundation’s College & Alumni Program (CAP). CAP provides financial literacy, college coaching, scholarships, career development, and professional networking opportunities to close the gap from college acceptance to college completion for low-income and underserved college students. Four CAP staff members – Ana Calderon, David Ochoa, Dr. Kristina Wright, and Victoria Kupu, will be sharing their experiences as First Gen Professionals working to support and create opportunities for First Generation College Students.

In this episode, Dr. Hernandez reviews two articles that highlight how universities can support first gen students through comprehensive programming. Dr. Hernandez discusses how social support, financial support, academic support, faculty engagement, mentoring/advising, and high impact educational practices should be central components to any comprehensive program.