Academic preparation

UC Irvine first generation military

Climbing the mountain

First-generation students provide a hand up to freshmen in a new peer-to-peer mentoring program.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

UC partners with Boys & Girls Clubs to open college doors for California teens

New Achieve UC initiative provides a bridge for underrepresented students to pursue a UC degree.

UC Irvine first-generation faculty

First-generation faculty welcome UC freshmen

Professors who were once first-generation students themselves show what's possible for UC students.

UC Irvine first-generation student mentors

Meet the mentors

Former first-generation students, now professors, form a support system to help others scale the ladder.

UC Santa Cruz federal grant

Educational Partnership Center awarded $1.2 million to help students pursue higher education

Talent Search connects disadvantaged youth and their families to high-quality tutoring services and counseling services.

Jayathi Murthy UCLA

Closing the gender and diversity gap in the tech sector

UCLA Engineering Dean Jayathi Murthy talks about challenges women face.

UC business school students

6 UC summer programs that are cultivating diversity

From business to biotech, the university is attracting the next generation of students from all backgrounds.

UC Santa Cruz COSMOS Napolitano

UC president encourages teenage girls to aim high during visit to campus

Napolitano samples summer programs, campus farm produce, during two-day visit.

Launch Academy UCLA

Giving LA youngsters a math and science boost

A new UC summer program offers free, world-class instruction in partnership with the community.

Kevin Hale UCLA

After kicking addiction, graduating UCLA student reboots life

Native American student finds way back to help others pursue higher education.

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