Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), a 501(c)(3), is a national nonprofit empowering first-generation college students on the path to and through college. Our work includes:
- Creating tools and developing resources to help first-generation college students
- Supporting schools, organizations and individuals who advise these students
- Partnering with four-year colleges and universities committed to serving and supporting these students
CSO’s newest initiative, I’m First (www.imfirst.org), is an online community providing first-generation college students with support, advice and encouragement. The I’m First project collects personal stories from first-generation college graduates—and students who will be—to inspire and encourage the next generation of students who will be first. The site also features a college search, Q&A forum, student blog and others tools and resources to help aspiring first-generation college students on the road to and through college.
CSO also publishes the I'm First Guide to College (formerly the College Access & Opportunity Guide). Order at www.store.imfirst.org.