Center for Student Opportunity

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 (, 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

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