From the Nominator
UCLA’s First Gen Network serves alumni from all backgrounds and ethnicities who are the first in their families to attend and graduate from college, and includes students and siblings for which neither parent has received a four-year degree in the United States. Providing social and professional engagement, community outreach, and mentorship opportunities through events, networking, and community service, the First Gen Alumni Network will create sustainable connections and support for all members of the community.
From the Judges
This is a timely and impactful program that reaches much further than the classroom. Components of mentoring, professional development, scholarship/philanthropy, and civic engagement made this entry stand out in the category.