The biggest challenge for these college students may not be exams or papers, but finding the means to survive. While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and "non-traditional" students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment. 


Building a Prison-to-School Pipeline (the New Yorker Magazine)

"It's one thing getting into college, but it's a whole other thing surviving and graduating and getting to this moment. " -Bianca Rodriguez


Graduation for student parents means gowns for Papa, Mama and Baby Bears (Berkeley News Center)

UC Berkeley student, former soldier shares stories of deported vets (ABC 7 News)


UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program students visit Airbnb

En California por temor estudiantes indocumentados han dejado de solicitar ayuda financiera del estado.