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"Stories engage people at every level - not just in their minds but in their emotions, values and imaginations, which are the drivers of real change."
 -Simon Hodge
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The “American Dream” holds that regardless of background, education is the gateway to economic security.  People who finish college are also more likely to be involved in their communities, to be politically active, to be healthier and more invested in their own children’s education (The College Board, 2013).

Yet for students who aspire to be the First in their families to complete degrees, college can be a complicated journey of  pride, growth, resilience, anger, tenacity, doubt, shame, and discovery as they navigate new cultural and social norms of higher education.  

These students make it to college even though the  odds are stacked against them:  Many attend high schools where guidance counselors have caseloads of hundreds of students, and their parents can’t afford the private college counseling available to other students.  

Many First Generation students have to figure out complicated financial aid systems on their own, and may not have been able to find the information they need to understand how much college will actually cost after financial aid.

A report by ACT and the Council for Opportunity in Education (2013) found that First Generation students are less likely to have access to admissions test preparation,  advanced coursework in high school, and information about academic requirements for various college degrees.

All of these obstacles mean that in spite of their intelligence, ambition, and resilience, First Generation students are four times more likely than peers to leave college after their first year.  Nearly half leave without graduating.

Colleges commonly track this sort of academic data, yet as these students balance work, family, and courses, they may feel -- and actually be  -- invisible on campus.

As they question whether they even belong on campus, First Generation students  may be shamed into silence.   This project will break those silences as students, empowered by creative uses of media, craft and share compelling digital stories of Being First, of the obstacles placed in their way, and of their own resilience and resourcefulness.   

They will be heard.  


This project allowed me some deep introspective looks into my past which I’ve been unnecessarily ashamed of. Telling my story required me to go back to a place that I had never really thought about. Looking back through some of these images and the stories I have done, there is absolutely nothing shameful.  If anything, it has made me better and more appreciative of my beginnings. 
-First Generation Digital Storyteller




  
Photo Credit:  Amherst College First Generation Student Summit


You Can Help

While much has been written by researchers and college staff about First Generation students, we believe that it is vital for First Generation students to tell their own stories and to speak on their own behalf.

Our team is seeking to raise $10,000  to purchase equipment and fund basic expenses for four First Generation Digital Storytelling workshops across the country.  In these three-day workshops, First Generation students will develop story scripts with other participants and then be supported as they use video-editing software to  weave images, video, music, and their own reading of their stories into a short multimedia video. Videos will be shown at a public event on their campuses and will also be uploaded to a project website where First Generation Students across the country can can network with one another and hear one another’s stories.

The money that we raise will be used to purchase a “mobile story lab” of iPads loaded with video, image, and audio editing apps.  Having a mobile story lab means that we can create stories anywhere, without needing to pay rental fees for computer labs, and without relying on students to provide their own technology.

Should we reach this $10,000 milestone, we’ll keep working to raise $25,000 to cover all workshop costs so that students (and their campus supporters) won’t incur any expenses.
Funds will also support travel for workshop facilitators to the campuses where we will be doing the workshops, and the costs of publicizing the workshops, registering participants, and providing workshop materials.

Finally, we want to hear from the project participants themselves about how successful the workshops were for helping them to tell their stories, so funding will also support follow-up interviews with each storyteller.  






Creating Digital Stories

Participants in our workshops will learn to write first-person narratives and then weave images, video, sound, and silence to craft elegant  multimedia pieces.  Creating these stories -- and having one’s story heard -- is transformative.  

Crafting digital stories enables distinctly creative expression, even for those with no prior experience with media production.   We will support public showings of these stories on each campus, and we will create a project website for sharing these stories with others.  

According to the Center for Digital Storytelling,  “Personal narratives can touch viewers deeply, moving them to reflect on their own experiences, modify their behavior, treat others with greater compassion, speak out about injustice, and become involved in civic and political life.”  (www.storycenter.org)




Everyone's story was so different. You find that connection and that's what makes the experience great. Getting your story, that's great, but, learning from the collective and just sharing in each other's experience where you wouldn't ever do that otherwise. That was so great.
-First Generation Digital Storyteller


Who We Are

The First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories team partners are university faculty and staff, leaders and trainers at a non-profit, artists, and student advocates. We are all deeply committed to access and equity in college. We all believe in the power of stories to teach, build empathy, and make connections. Many of us were First Generation Students ourselves and understand the complicated journey of  finding our way through college as we balanced changing relationships with friends and family, discovered unexpected strengths and faced unexpected obstacles.  

The workshops are a partnership between Jane Van Galen, Education Professor at the University of Washington Bothell and Class Action.  Other members of our team will be workshop coordinators and co-facilitators.
 
Jane (herself a First Generation Student) has been doing digital storytelling work in her classes and in workshops for the past seven years.  Many First Generation students have created digital stories in her classes and she facilitated a Digital Storytelling workshop for UWB faculty, staff, and grad students who were First in their Families in the summer of 2013.   Some of these stories can be viewed here.

She trained as a digital storytelling facilitator with the Center for Digital Storytelling






Class Action is a national nonprofit that inspires to end classism. Class Action provides a dynamic framework and analysis, as well as a safe space, for people of all backgrounds to identify and address issues of class and classism through powerful interactive trainings, workshops, presentations, organizational consulting, and public education.

Since 2013, Class Action has convened a 1st Gen College Student Summit to bring together students, administrators and faculty to work together to give students  a voice in the definition of their challenges and execution of solutions, to allow for a dialogue between students and the administrators and faculty on their campuses, and to create a space where attendees can network and learn from one another.





Project Milestones

Jane has been teaching and leading digital storytelling workshops with First Generation students since 2007.   In Spring of 2013, she was presented on this work as the keynote speaker at the First Generation Student Summit held at Brown University.  

The first First Generation: Telling our Stories workshop was held at the University of Washington Bothell campus in Summer of 2013.  Jane Van Galen and Anne Phillips of Class Action then began planning to take this opportunity to other campuses.

in October 2014, we’ll run a workshop at Amherst Media in Amherst, Massachusetts (organized by Leadership Team Member Beth Mattison) to begin to train co-facilitators and to introduce the project to East Coast partners.

In early 2015, we’ll run a workshop in the Twin Cities (organized by Leadership Team Member Adj Marshall) to introduce the project and train co-facilitators in the Midwest.

We will offer 5 workshops in Winter and  Spring of 2015 in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and East Coast.  We will partner with diverse institutions: regional and flagship public universities and small and large private schools.  We will support storytellers in organizing public events to show their stories to their campus community.  We will also be creating a project website so that First Generation students can connect with one another and everyone can learn from them.

We hope to begin presenting on this project at the 3rd annual First Generation Student Summit and at the Working Class Studies Association in late Spring, 2015.
Jane will also develop a proposal to present the project at the American Educational Studies Association in Autumn 2015  and the American Education Research Association in Spring  2016.

Budget

The major expense for this project is creating a Mobile Storytelling Lab that will allow us to take the project to any campus without incurring facilities costs, while we also streamline training of co-facilitators to one platform.  This will allow us to use all of our funds to capture the stories of more First Generation students, even on campuses that have experienced serious budget cuts in recent years.   

Additional funds are needed for facilitator travel, workshop materials, food for workshops, and support for follow-up interviews with participants so that we can evaluate the  effectiveness of Digital Storytelling for bringing diverse First Generation voices to deliberations about college access and opportunity.

We believe that this project will empower First Generation students and will inform deliberations about increasing college access at campuses across the country.   If you believe in supporting First Generation students, we welcome you to our project and thank you for helping us spread the message!











We've Blasted Past Our Second Goal! We Have A Whole Day To Go! 

  Published on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at 04:31 PM (PST)
We are elated!     This morning, thanks many many donations over the past 24 hours and now one very generous donor, we met and blew past our $10,000 goal. 
Thank you everyone!

Now: We have all day today to keep going.  We'd been cautious in thinking about how much we could raise of the actual project costs.  We're feeling less cautious now!

We never should have underestimated the supporters of First Generation Students!

We have until midnight PST to raise more of the actual cots of this project:
Every dollar raised will support :
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Projection equipment
  • Travel for project facilitators 
  • And what excites us most:  We want to take the project to more campuses.
Let's see what we can do today!

And again, thanks SO much.



















BACK UP AND RUNNING AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE 

  Published on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at 02:40 PM (PST)
Hello Friends,

Yesterday, the company that hosts uSEED's websites was hacked with a "disruption of service" attack.    NO DATA WAS ACCESSED.  The hackers just inundated the site with more traffic that the servers could handle.

We're back and working very hard today to make up lost time.

Thanks to everyone who persevered and still donated!  We were delighted to see new donors when we all got back on the site (the site came up at different times across the country).

We were disappointed that the site went down just as we'd sent out so many reminders that we're nearing the end of our campaign.

So please donate today!  We'll be caught up before we know it.

Will You Be One of Our Final Donors?! Only 2 Days Left 

  Published on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 04:18 AM (PST)

Help Students Speak by Donating! 

  Published on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 04:10 AM (PST)

Only Three Days Left! 

  Published on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 02:58 PM (PST)


We have only three days left and still have a ways to go to reach our goal.
Will you help us to find our next donors by sharing our site?  You can post to your social media sites, message people, email them.
We need your support to make this project happen.
Please share widely -- and donate if you haven't yet had the chance to do so!







Living Among Those Who Know Our Stories 

  Published on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 02:52 PM (PST)
I had the enormous privilege of working last week with Joe Lambert, the founding director of the Center for Digital Storytelling.   We ran a workshop for 9 people who had come from across the country to learn to create digital stories.  They gathered so that they might better know themselves and be known.  They told rich and moving stories of every day life, of those they love, and of transformative moments in their lives.  They worked with an intensity that is common in these workshops to create a story in which their audience would see, hear and feel the many layers of their stories.

On the first morning, Joe said “We no longer live among those who know our stories”.

I thought about how relevant that statement is for First Generation Students who arrive on campus as strangers, whose lives and experiences are not represented in the books or conversations, who may learn as they realize their differences to simply stay silent.I believe strongly that knowing the stories of all student enriches everyone.  I believe that we learn more about the range of human experiences,  more about opportunity and obstacles to success, that we open conversations about making higher education accessible, that students come to know themselves more deeply as they are heard by empathetic others.

We are so grateful for the many people who have supported our campaign thus far.  We’d love to blast through that goal to take our workshops to more campuses, at no cost to the students or those who support them. 

We have loved the  generous $5 donations and the $50 donations and the $250 donations.   We have been gratified when people have shared our project with others who would want to be part of creating First Generation Student Stories.

We cannot wait to see what the next 3 days bring.

Will you join us?

-Jane, Team Leader


After the First Generation Storytelling Workshop, I Became Aware of My Own Resilience 

  Published on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at 09:05 PM (PST)
From one of our friends, on her experience doing a First Gen Digital Storytelling Workshop:

What I ultimately got out of my experience in the workshop was a different view of my overall college experience and of myself. During this workshop, I became aware of my own resilience. What was “just how it went” to me is perceived by others as issues to overcome. It was a relief to find out that my ignorance of how the school system and financial aid worked wasn’t something wrong with me or my family. Now I am proud that I had the persistence to finish my degree over such a long period of time.
 

Being with other first generation students who had completed their Bachelor’s degrees (and some even higher) was great. During the story shaping exercises we all identified with each other’s experiences. We all juggled work, school, family, and social isolation. We all felt different then and knowing that now makes all of those classes over the years seem a lot less lonely.
 

At the end of the workshop, when we shared our work, we were all so moved by the powerful stories. There was a sense of bonding, which resulted in networking and offers of support. Knowing that being first generation isn’t such an uncommon experience has enabled me to recognize others and offer my support. I want them to know that they aren’t doing it alone. 

View her story here.

For those of you reading this via email or social media, you can find our project webpage here:

First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories

Doing a First Gen Digital Storytelling Workshop Changed Me: Bonnie's Story 

  Published on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 08:08 PM (PST)
From our friend Bonnie:

Participating in the UW Bothell First Generation Digital Stories Project was a life changing experience for me in both professionally and personally. When I participated in this project, I was midway through my M.Ed degree and unsure of my focus area. As a professional in higher education, much of my  academic coursework reflected the student populations that I worked with: traditional/non-traditional students, veterans, international students and finally, first in the family students. With each of these populations, I was able to build really strong relationships with, however, I had a really hard time “relating” to those first gen students. I think back to how ridiculous that sounds, especially, since I am the first in my family to go to college; but I think back and realize I had issues with guilt, resentment and shame of my first gen background.  

As a student and professional, I was ashamed of the fact that my family never went to college. In fact, when I was having a difficult and challenging time either in my undergrad or grad programs, I was resentful. It wasn’t fair, that the majority of my classmates and colleagues all had it so much easier—I felt they were smarter, richer, and overall just better than me. And so I held on to those feelings of resentment and shame for a long time and it reflected in my professional role. When it came to advising students, I didn’t want them to know my background in fear of them thinking less of me or that I didn’t know what I was doing or talking about. Those feelings changed after completing the workshop.  

The workshop provided me the opportunity to tell my story to my colleagues, that were also first gen and who also shared many of those same feelings and to myself. It was cathartic for me to release those feelings and actually be proud of where I’ve come from and what I’ve done. This project also gave me direction in my education, where I was able to focus on best practices in supporting first gen students and professionally has helped me be a stronger advocate for first gen students. Again, this experience was life changing, in that I was able to reflect, grow, and implement better practices that have only strengthened my ability to build long lasting relationships with current first gen students.

View Bonnie's Story Here

For those of you reading this via email or social media, you can find our project webpage here:

First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories

16 Days Left! 

  Published on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 05:10 AM (PST)
We have 16 DAYS left to raise $10,000 for our Mobile Storytelling Lab so we can hit the road with our digital narrative workshops and help first generation college students across the country create and share their story of being first. We are so grateful to have a community of 98 supporters so far that have helped us raise $6,970 in just 2 weeks! Are you our next supporter?! You can be the 99th or even the 100th. 

Help us reach our $10,000 milestone by sharing this project with people that you think would be interested in our campaign: First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories

Since our campaign launch on November 3, our supporters have been instrumental in helping us spread the word. Please tell friends, family, neighbors, and your professional networks about this project. Getting the word out is how we can reach our goal ~

We would be thrilled to have you join our growing community of supporters. Even small amounts add up fast.

Let's do this together.

Thank you!

~ First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories
 Campaign Team











Joe Lambert Speaking This Week at UW Bothell 

  Published on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 04:33 AM (PST)
For Seattle area supporters of our project, Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling will be at UW Bothell Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in UW1-031.   His talk will be on: 

Purpose, Passion, and Presence
Storywork as an Interdisciplinary Profession

Everyone is talking about story and storytelling, but what does it mean?  Joe Lambert, Founder and Director of the Berkeley-based Center for Digital Storytelling suggests that Storywork; the assorted skills for helping people to listen, share, script and produce powerful personal stories, is a new form of interdisciplinary professional practice.  Lambert will speak about his 30 years as a storyworker, and the lessons drawn from the methods of his center. He will also review the theory and perspective of his groundbreaking approach to a writing curriculum captured in his newest book, Seven Stages:  Story and the Human Experience.

We hope that you can  come. Our project owes a great deal to the training and inspiration of the Center for Digital Storytelling. 

 

Thanks at the Half Way Point 

  Published on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at 12:06 AM (PST)




We are elated at the support we’ve gotten so far on this First Generation Students: Telling our Stories project. We were so happy to have reached our first goal in just five days, and that nearly 100 supporters have gotten behind this campaign.

At this half-way point, we want to thank our supporters "in person!"

We’re working now toward our new, more ambitious goal of $10,000.  

Every dollar that you donate will go to:
  • Finish building the mobile storytelling lab.
  • We need mics, mixers, a case to travel with.       
  • Purchase extra iPads to allow us to bring more students into the workshops.
  • Room rentals for us to use as our production studios in the communities we'll visit.
  • The costs of publicizing the workshops, registering participants, and copying workshop materials.
  • Travel for workshop facilitators so that we can reach students beyond our own communities.
  • Offering additional workshops in the months ahead. We are deeply committed to developing a rich archive of many student voices who were First in their Families.  
Help us reach this new milestone of $10,000 by sharing this project with people that you think would be interested in our campaign: First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories

Thank you so much.

The Entire Team

New Goal: $10,000  

  Published on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at 06:53 AM (PST)
You helped us surpass our $5,000 mark! In just 9 days we’ve raised over $6,700. You’ve inspired us!

OUR NEW GOAL IS $10,000.
 So, what will we do with $10,000?

Every dollar that you donate will go to:

  • Finish building the mobile storytelling lab.
  • We need mics, mixers, a case to travel with.       
  • Purchase extra iPads to allow us to bring more students into the workshops.
  • Room rentals for us to use as our production studios in the communities we'll visit.
  • The costs of publicizing the workshops, registering participants, and copying workshop materials.
  • Travel for workshop facilitators so that we can reach students beyond our own communities.
  • Offering additional workshops in the months ahead. We are deeply committed to developing a rich archive of many student voices who were First in their Families.  
Help us reach this new milestone of $10,000 by sharing this project with people that you think would be interested in our campaign: First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories. We appreciate every effort made.  

[If you share on Twitter, you can connect with others committed to similar work with these hashtags:    #firstgen     #firstgeneration     #storytelling     #digistories]

The Reflection Process Challenged Me to Dig Deep: Cora's Story 

  Published on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at 09:22 PM (PST)
As a panelist for the First in Our Families digital stories debut I sat in a conference room surrounded by my UW Bothell community and shared my digital narrative of becoming first in my family to graduate from college. As I explained my process of making the video I began to cry as I spoke because I knew I wouldn't be sitting in that chair at that exact moment with a graduate degree without the love and support of my hard working father. That's what I told our guests. Creating and sharing my digital stories had an extreme effect on me. It allowed me to express my deep gratitude towards my father who gave everything, sacrificed, and worked seven days a week so I could have a strong foundation starting out in life to build my own success. For me, my digital narrative was more than about being first, it was about tracing my path back to the beginning, exploring the relationship with my father, the origins of my passion for learning, and understanding my deep respect for dad as he found his own path to success. 

The story making process is a reflection process and it challenged me to dig deep. Thank you so much for supporting this campaign. Here's my story: The First 

– Cora Thomas
First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories Team Member 





WE'VE REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL! 

  Published on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 07:32 PM (PST)
Our entire team is elated that we have passed our target of $5000.   We launched this endeavor a bit cautiously, hoping-- but not knowing-- if our commitment to hearing the stories of First Generation Students would resonate with others.  

And as of this moment, we are so grateful to have a wonderful community of 70 donors who've raised over $5500 in just five days. We are so thrilled that this project is becoming a reality, and even more thrilled that so many people have joined the team to make this happen.

We are going to keep going!  We have three more weeks to raise more of the full costs of this project.

Every dollar that you donate will go to:
  • Finish building the mobile storytelling lab:  We need mics, mixers, a case to travel with.
  • Purchase extra iPads to allow us to bring more students into the workshops.
  • Room rentals for us to use as our production studios in the communities we'll visit.
  • The costs of publicizing the workshops, registering participants, and copying workshop materials.
  • Travel for workshop facilitators so that we can reach students beyond our own communities
  • Offering additional workshops in the months ahead.  We are deeply  committed to developing a rich archive of many student voices who were First in their Families.
This has been a wonderful week.  

We cannot wait to tell the students in these workshops about the many many supporters who care that their stories are heard.

Now let's keep going!  Keep spreading the word!













$5 Friday! 

  Published on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 03:49 PM (PST)
We are amazed and humbled by the support we've gotten this week for our First Generation Digital Storytelling crowd funding project.  We are positioned to blast past our original goal in this very first week so that we can come closer to full funding for this project.

We cannot wait to tell these students about the community that  cared about hearing  their stories.  That's been the most amazing part of this project for me -- this growing community of support.

Today, we want to deepen that community by encouraging people for whom $5 would be just the right donation, given where they are in life.  We think that most everyone can donate at least $5 and we would love to build and build the numbers of supporters behind this project.



DAY 4 at 69%  

  Published on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 06:09 PM (PST)
It’s only DAY 4 since our campaign launch and we’ve reached 69% of our goal! We are amazed by all the support we've received so far.

Let’s keep this momentum and excitement going! Please keep sharing this project with personal and professional networks. Let's find out how far our connections reach.

We’ve witnessed the transformations that take place when students and educators alike view these digital narratives together for the first time – awareness, empathy, and change begin to bloom. Understanding students’ perspectives is the first step in supporting first gen success.

If you're reading this update on social media or email you can find the link to our campaign page here:

First Generation Students:  Telling Our Stories

We are proud to have you join us in this effort!




Great News! We're 46% Funded! 

  Published on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 08:53 PM (PST)
We are thrilled  to have reached 46% of our funding goal only three days into our campaign. We are now halfway to being able to purchase the iPads for our mobile storytelling lab so that we can create powerful digital stories with First Generation Students across the country.

We are so grateful for the support that we're getting from first generation students, from family and friends, from college faculty and staff who were the first in their families to attend college or now work with First Generation students.  Thank you all so much.

Now let's keep this going!  Please help us to keep spreading the word.   On our website are some specific ways that you and your friends, colleagues and family  can make an impact.  For example, a donation of just $5 (the "Cinematographer" level) will cover the cost of the video editing app that will be used to create these powerful stories.  A $250 donation (the "Location Scout" level) can help to cover the costs of facilities rentals for our workshop sites.

Here's the link to our website for those of you reading this on email or on social media.

First Generation Students: Telling our Stories

We're so encouraged by the support that has taken us to this important milestone.

Please join us by contributing and spreading the word!

First Generation Students: Telling Our Stories Campaign has Launched! 

  Published on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 05:23 PM (PST)
The power of storytelling is real, we’ve felt it. Our team seeks to raise funds to continue conducting First Generation Digital Storytelling workshops across the country. First Generation students are 4 times more likely than peers to leave college after their first year. To understand how to support first generation student success, it’s vital that students tell their own stories.

In this 30 day campaign, the money that we raise will be used to purchase a “mobile story lab.” The mobile lab means that we can create stories anywhere, without asking students to provide their own technology.

By supporting us with your donation (even small amounts add up fast), you’ll make an impact on student’s lives. The process of storytelling is a chain reaction – if one student speaks, more will speak and understand they are not alone in their struggles.

Word travels fast – so help us spread it by emailing, Facebooking, or tweeting this message to your friends, family, and colleagues.  

Will you be part of the story and give to our campaign? 


Thank you for your support!




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Cinematographer

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A gift of $5 will buy the Video Editing App for one Ipad. Make magic happen in this powerful work of telling one’s story.

Editor

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Fund a full Storytelling Apps Package for one Ipad: Image editing, video editing, audio editing, and special effects Apps.

Sound Engineer

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These student voices will be well-served by excellent audio quality. Your contribution of $75 will help to equip our audio kit with mics and headphones for excellent voice-over work.

Catering

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Your contribution of $100 will keep the snack table stocked for one workshop so that storytellers can stay focused on production.

Location Scout

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Your contribution of $250 will help us to offset the costs of our production spaces for one three-day workshop.

Director

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Your contribution of $500 will fund one Ipad. Students will use the iPad to shoot video and images, record sound, import music, edit the entire project, and then publish their digital stories of Being First.

Producer

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Support the behind the scenes work for one of these wonderfully intense three-day workshops: Publicity, travel, registration, copying “how-to” guides, and supplies for the workshops.

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Support additional workshops on more campuses, so that we hear the voices of more First Generation Students in this vital national conversation.