The Oakland Tribune profiles a partnership between Saint Mary's Center for First Generation To College Studies and St. Martin de Porres Middle school. The three-year initiative is aimed at motivating the elementary school pupils to attend college. While SMC has previously partnered with St. Martin's through CILSA, this initiative has a novel perspective. Many of the students from the middle school are from homes where no one has attended college, and the SMC students mentoring them are themselves first generation college students.
KGO radio also covered the partnership between Saint Mary's Center for First Generation To College Studies and the St. Martin de Porres Middle School. Listen to the KGO report, "Getting A Taste of College Life."