Living in unprecedented times of Coronavirus: Stories of first-generation, low-income students
BY VARIOUS AUTHORS | JULY 2020
COVID-19 has greatly impacted many people around the world, especially first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students. With this special edition COVID-19 blog initiative, Rise First hopes to achieve three key objectives:
1. raise awareness of the challenges FGLI students are experiencing during this unprecedented crisis, 2. provide a platform for FGLI students to share their stories, 3. offer support to the best of our ability (through financial assistance and a curated COVID-19 resources list)
Rise First is honored to be able to provide a platform for student authors to opt-in to sharing their heartfelt and inspiring experiences with others so that no one will feel alone during these trying times. The inspiring stories published here are unedited to fully reflect each author’s voice. They are weaved together by common threads of determination, hope, and a sense of community – we truly are all in this together.