• Social Innovation Fellowship


Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations

Award Year 


United States

1vyG is an organization which seeks to strengthen and empower the first-generation network by convening communities made of both students and administrators, connecting students to pre-existing resources, recognizing gaps within these resources, and advocating for change. By challenging and inspiring each other, we aim to help students step into their power and create a more equitable educational system.

I am a first generation college student. I didn't understand the complexities of the 1G identity until I experienced setbacks my freshman year. I felt alone and lost within the University. Working to create leaders amongst the first generation community is necessary because I do not want other students to feel that sense of misdirection. I am inspired by the prospects of a strong first generation Ivy League community and am excited for the institutional change that we hope to create.


Leslie Miller Altman Fellow 14-15