We salute all current first-generation-to-college students, graduates, parents, everyone who works with them and wants to hire them in celebration of the annual  First-Generation Day.

Letter from Carol J. Carter, GlobalMindED CEO and President:  

  "First-Gen students are the fastest growing population to enter college in the next decade. While they can be resilient, resourceful and remarkable in many ways, they also may come from the least resourced high schools, the most overworked and underserved counselors and parents who can't help them at the rate that their middle and upper middle class parents can with their extensive networks.

Any one college, no matter how great their First-Gen programs, cannot provide the vast networks for role models, mentors, internships and jobs that these talented students deserve. That is why at GlobalMindED we have the bold goal of algorithmically connecting 25,000,000 First-Gen students, grads, those who work with them and those who want to hire them by 2025.

In the meantime, we hold our annual conference in June where we will have 1,000 inclusive leaders strong, and create six GlobalMindED Collaborative pilots at six different types of colleges so that we can build and share collective intelligence on how to better serve these students with the connections they need to succeed.

Finally, we ask every college President to think about their Inclusive Agenda and determine how these talented First-Gen students can be at the table to both inform and advance their campus culture of open, diverse and respectful values and discourse. We also ask college leadership to publish a website with all of their First-Gen to college faculty, so that incoming students have campus role models. We hope you will do this with your alumni as well and then assist us with our Bold Goal so that First-Gen students can be included with a wider framework of valuable career connections.

Thanks to the leaders of COE for establishing this first ever and now annual Celebrate First-Gen Day throughout the United States. We look forward to working with all of you to open the doors of professional success so that we can all benefit from a capable, diverse talent pipeline to power our economic future."

Featuring Rocio Perez, an innovator across multi-cultural markets, sharing her perspective on community and how she is making a difference alongside other Hispanic and Latino American leaders who have profoundly influenced our global society.
Featuring Marbrisa Rabadan and Elshaddai Mulugeta , two first-gen student interns who tell why they took a gap experience to gain professional experience.
June 9-11, 2018
Denver, CO

We look forward to working with each and every one of you at the 2018 GlobalMindED conference to close the equity gap and create a more diverse talent pipeline!


We invite you to join GlobalMindED's LinkedIn Group, where thought leaders from all backgrounds and industries share articles and resources, post research, and facilitate discussions about the key issues affecting the talent pipeline.
Support GlobalMindED's First-Gen Student Leadership Program, graduates, those who work with them and those who want to hire them by giving to GlobalMindED on Colorado Gives Day. 



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