Chelby Sterling

Education Justice

2018

Tulane First Generation Low Income Partnership is a campaign at Tulane University that aims to raise retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income college students. First-generation college students often have much lower retention rates than other groups of students. The partnership with the Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University aims to make first-generation and/or low-income students feel more supported on their college campus by creating a community in the form of a club, providing resourceful guides filled with information regarding campus employment and helpful offices on campus, a library with popular course material for first-generation and low-income students to borrow from, and a mentorship program. The Center for Academic Equity will provide the funding to build out the resource lending library and allow facility use for all first-generation events.