First Generation Programs (Cardinal First)

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This Day of Giving, Cardinal First (First-gen Programs) is seeking donations to fund professional development opportunities for our juniors and seniors.  

Donations of any amount will make a difference and will help us continue to move #firstgenforward for the 815 first-gen students currently at NC.

Exciting updates:
1. The 2024 Cardinal First Alumni Academy will take place on Friday, March 1 and we have 70+ first-gen alumni serving as presenters, panelists and table hosts for 100+ of our first-gen students.
2. The First-gen Center is now located in Seybert Hall 100 (pic below).  We'd love for you to check it out the space the next time you're on campus.
3. We have some first-gen juniors looking for Summer 2024 internships and some May 2024 first-gen graduates seeking full-time positions.  Please share any leads you have.
We invite you to stay connected via our social media. We do first-gen alumni posts weekly 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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