1st Generation American, 1st Generation College Grad

My name is Kibret Tsige. I am from Arlington, VA, but my parents emigrated from Eritrea about 30 years ago. I didn’t always envision myself as a community college student. At my high school in Arlington, success seemed to be measured by acceptance into an elite university. My high school’s newspaper showed the university every […]

$111m Down Payment on Tuition-Free Higher Ed

The Department of Labor recently awarded more than $111 million in America’s Promise Grants to 23 regions throughout the country. Altogether, more than 21,000 Americans will benefit from these awards, which enable communities to form collaborative partnerships to build tuition-free pathways to education and training for 21st Century jobs. These grants are designed to build […]


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