Time to "Just Listen"? | October 15, 2013

 
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The First to Finish College blog and companion Facebook group and Google+ Community bring together the voices of youth, alumni, researchers and innovators who are tackling the challenges and crafting solutions to help first-gens get through school and launch successful careers.

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