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Pell Institute Acting Director Maggie Cahalan Participates in “I’m First” Project


First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new effort to encourage more disadvantaged students to go to college. Mrs. Obama herself was a first-generation college graduate. About a third of college students today are the first in their families to pursue higher education, but those students are much less likely to graduate than students with college-educated parents. A new campaign aims to change that by tapping into the power of YouTube.

In a series of homemade videos, first generation college students and graduates offer encouragement... — [ more ]