First Generation Programs (Cardinal First)

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This Day of Giving, Cardinal First (First-gen Programs) is seeking donations to fund a 2024 Cardinal First Alumni Academy, an event to connect 100+ first-gen students to 50-70 first-gen NC alumni serving as presenters, panelists and table hosts in a professional conference format.  

Donations of any amount will make a difference and will help us continue to move #firstgenforward for the 806 first-gen students currently at NC.

Exciting updates:
1. The National Student Clearinghouse recently launched a DEI Data Lab and featured Cardinal First as an evidence-based solution. 
2. The First-gen Center was relocated in January to Seybert Hall 100 (pic below).  We'd love for you to check it out our new space the next time you're on campus.
3. We will be hiring two new Graduate Assistants to begin in August. Please help us spread the word and contact us if interested. ๐Ÿ™‚
4. We anticipate 192 first-gen graduates in May!  Please share any job leads for new college graduates.

We invite you to stay connected via our social media. We do first-gen alumni posts every Monday and would love to feature you. Reply if interested.
Instagram @firstgencardinals    
Facebook   @NorthCentralCollege.CardinalFirst

ImpactNC with your gift today and help us keep moving #firstgenforward at North Central!

Our Mission

The mission of Cardinal First is to provide a supportive and welcoming community for first-generation college students and their families, a campus culture that recognizes and celebrates first-generation student identity as an asset, and a program that intentionally connects first-generation students to faculty, resources, information and experiences that promote academic and personal success from enrollment through graduation.

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