Every year, NGS takes its Junior class on a college trip to LA to: give students a sense of what college is like, interview with admissions officers, meet with faculty and students, meet with NGS alumni currently in college, and, most importantly, inspire our scholars to begin seeing themselves for who they already are - future college students!
INTRODUCING... the NGS class of 2018!
For a couple, it was their first time on a plane!
And for all, it was
the 1st time visiting:
-Cal Poly Pomona
There were tours...
There was fun...
And a lot... A LOT... of sleeping...
Last night, NGS staff Justin and Llesica took a few of our scholars to watch Get Out, and now... we can't stop talking about it!
NGS will be hosting a bilingual resumé workshop at the center! Come in, anytime, from 11AM to 8PM if you want to get assistance creating a resumé or improving the one you already have! Spread the word and help us support women as they join the workforce on a day that acknowledges their contributions!
Extra Food "picks up excess fresh food from businesses & organizations and immediately delivers it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families."
Read about its collaboration with NGS here!
Hugo - Pitzer College
"Tonight, I stand before you as the descendant of Aztec warriors, a proud barrio nerd who is ready to join fellow Latino first generation college students as we redefine what it means to be a man of color in America."
Johnny - Stanford University
"Hidden behind the smell of fresh pan dulce and a bleary wall of boiling champurrado vapor, my mom tells me “Tu voz es poderosa” (Your voice is powerful)... Whether I try to convince my classmates of how important it is for the U.S. to offer a formal apology for its role in the Salvadoran Civil War in Spanish class or speak firsthand about the necessity for our government to fix our broken immigration system in history class, I try to bring my mother’s gentle strength into my classrooms."
Sunshine - Tufts University
"Being a Latina in a predominantly white, independent school is far from easy... Too brown for the white kids at school and too white for the brown crowd at home; I floated in between... I have navigated my way through the ignorance on each side and become more comfortable straying from the stereotypical image of a Latinx person. I know that wanting to go to college is not “acting white” and that when I do go to Tufts it will be earned and not given “because of Affirmative Action.”