From San Francisco to San Diego: The First Generation College Experience with Charlie L. Morales

3/8/2022; 25 minutes

Charlie L. Morales' parents came to San Francisco from El Salvador. He and his siblings spent their time exploring the city and enjoyed a deep sense of community. When it came time to go to college, Morales applied to UC San Diego sight unseen. Arriving on campus the night before orientation, he had nowhere to live, no financial aid, and no support system. Determined to succeed, he learned the ins and outs of college, found mentors, and created a path that was uniquely his. Now he is a college counselor in his hometown helping students like him shape their futures. (#37619)

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