First Forward: A Recognition Program for Higher Education Institutions Committed to First-Generation Student Success

Acts as the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students. In continuing this mission, the Center is launching First Forward, the nation's first recognition program acknowledging higher education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success. The Center is currently accepting applications for the first cohort of First Forward Institutions. Selected institutions will join an elite network of professionals prepared to share evidence-based practices and resources, troubleshoot challenges, generate knowledge, and continue to advance the success of first-generation students across the United States.

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Center for First-Generation Student Success

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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