Philippines ➡️ Queens: My American Dream

I could hardly believe it when Governor Andrew Cuomo visited my campus this month to propose free public college tuition for New York students. Standing in the LaGuardia Community College auditorium, I was grateful because I know firsthand what a struggle it can be to juggle a full-time job and classes. I’ve always worked hard […]

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 […]


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