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The First Gen alumni network endeavors to:

  • Promote awareness and education
  • Welcome, congratulate, advise and mentor
  • Provide support through scholarships
  • Advocate on behalf of first generation students and graduates
  • Foster connections with and among alumni
  • Represent UCLA in the community


UCLA First Gen alumnus John Arboleda, ’96 shared his personal story as the first in his family to attend college while speaking with current students at a recent “Local to Global” event.