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.Back to all Stories