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Equalizing Higher Education From Within


EdMobilizer aims to create equitable pathways to broaden college access and success for undocumented, first-generation and/or low-income (UFLI) college students. 

To address financial, social, and academic disparities within higher education, we develop and advocate for policies that reduce barriers to college, increase the number of first-generation and low-income (FLI) college students in higher education, and change support systems on the institutional level.

We also oversee the largest FLI student conference in the country — the 1vyG conference. Hosted in the past at Brown, Harvard, and Yale, 1vyG 2018 will be hosted next Spring at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition, we will be hosting our inaugural West Coast FLI Conference at Stanford University in March 2018. 

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Equalizing Higher Education From Within


EdMobilizer aims to create equitable pathways to broaden college access and success for undocumented, first-generation and/or low-income (UFLI) college students. 

To address financial, social, and academic disparities within higher education, we develop and advocate for policies that reduce barriers to college, increase the number of first-generation and low-income (FLI) college students in higher education, and change support systems on the institutional level.

We also oversee the largest FLI student conference in the country — the 1vyG conference. Hosted in the past at Brown, Harvard, and Yale, 1vyG 2018 will be hosted next Spring at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition, we will be hosting our inaugural West Coast FLI Conference at Stanford University in March 2018. 

Our Work

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."

Questbridge CEO and Co-Founder Ana McCullough Addresses  1vyG 2015

Take a inside look at the inaugural 1vyG Conference at Brown in 2015. 

1vyG Featured in the New York TImes

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.