Empowering First-Generation College Students for Workplace Success
What is the Need?
First-generation college students have an acute dropout rate of 30%. This is 3 times the dropout rate of students whose parents graduated from college, according to How to Help More College Students Graduate (Dynarski 2016). A top reason for their high dropout rate is the lack of advice and support. Navigating a complicated college culture can be difficult and overwhelming. A critical lack of financial resources means it takes first-generation college students longer to graduate; this leads to higher tuition costs and student debt. A Stanford University study found that coached students are more likely to stay in college and graduate. Our Non-profit programs empower first-generation college students to graduate, excel in the workplace, and exceed their career aspirations.
Our core values inspire our Vision to powerfully impact the careers of first-generation college students by preparing them to succeed in the workplace. These values shape our volunteer community:
Leadership: We develop future leaders who will achieve a real impact in our society.
Professional Growth through Education: We maximize hiring potential and career-advancement through continuous learning.
Access = Opportunity: We bridge the opportunity gap for workplaces seeking access to committed talent.
The expertise and diversity of our Board of Directors enables our Non-profit 501(c)(3) to make a measurable impact. Meet the people behind Image Impact International. Get involved and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.