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Written by: Charmayne Williamson, Freshman at Kent State University, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) Charmayne Williamson, Blog Post Author Today, I want to talk about my first semester at Kent State. First off, Kent was not my first choice, but it was one of my top 3 choices....
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Brian Herrera, a Chicago Math and Science Academy former student, became a Dreamer when he graduated from high school. However, he still couldn’t receive state and federal financial aid and could only afford to attend a community college. Brian was frustrated by the lack of resources and financial support in his quest to get a...
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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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Updated December 1, 2020 Future Institute’s programs have been supporting students in their pursuit of college and career success from its conception. Join our virtual luncheon to learn more about how our programs make valuable resources accessible and provide much-needed support to first generation college students and those seeking alternative career paths. At this online...
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As a first-generation college student, I was very scared. I didn’t know much about student loans or even about the workload to expect in a college class. What scared me most was that I felt like I had no one to talk to because my parents had never gone to college. Everything I learned came...
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