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Equalizing Higher Education From Within


EdMobilizer is an advocacy organization of low-income and/or first-generation college students and alumni that collectively mobilize for policy reforms in higher education.

We develop and advocate for policies with the goal of reducing barriers to college, increasing the number of low-income and/or first generation college students in higher education, and changing support systems on the institutional level for low SES students.

We oversee the largest First-Generation, Low-Income Students Conference in the country, the 1vyG conference.

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Equalizing Higher Education From Within


EdMobilizer is an advocacy organization of low-income and/or first-generation college students and alumni that collectively mobilize for policy reforms in higher education.

We develop and advocate for policies with the goal of reducing barriers to college, increasing the number of low-income and/or first generation college students in higher education, and changing support systems on the institutional level for low SES students.

We oversee the largest First-Generation, Low-Income Students Conference in the country, the 1vyG conference.

The Initiatives

Our organization builds and mobilizes coalitions of low-income student groups to advocate for policy changes. Most recently, we launched our No Apologies Initiative, urging universities to automatically waive application fees for low SES applicants.

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Best Practices

EdMobilizer's approach is to identify, systematize, and then disseminate the best programming and practices of support for first-generation college students, by looking at local and national policies. We cover topics from how to start a textbook lending library to creating food banks.

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Former Secretary of Education John B. King Addresses 1vyG 2016

"I commend you, for not just coming together across campus, but across schools to share your best practices to make college completion a reality."

What is it like to be the first member of your family to go to college? First-generation college students must learn to deal with the privilege and the challenges. Produced by: Natalia V. New York Times.