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Private Higher Education
February 8, 2021

The Cardinal First program at North Central College has been remarkably successful in increasing retention and graduation rates for first-generation college students. In early 2020, North Central was awarded a grant by AVDF to expand the Cardinal First program in order to increase its impact. The goals are to enable more first-generation students and faculty to serve in the program and to provide opportunities for the families of first-generation North Central students to become more involved in supporting their students.

The program has now expanded its offering by reaching out to first-generation students and their families. Through Facebook Live, North Central College offers a series of virtual workshops about the Cardinal First Program beginning in January 2021 through the spring semester. Click HERE to read more about Cardinal First’s outreach to parents.

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