Letter to Prospective Nonprofit Founders

Lessons From My JourneyLetter To Prospective Nonprofit Founders

As a nonprofit founder, I have learned that you cannot achieve your vision and mission alone. Developing a well-trained and motivated staff – what we call a “human resource infrastructure” – is a key foundation of any business.
 Joe Fisher, FGCB CEO and Founder

Changing Lives

You Can Change LivesHelp Us Provide A Path For Higher Education

First Generation College Bound is a grassroots, private non-profit organization celebrating over 30 years of success!


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FGCB has helped young people realize a dream that often seemed out of reach.


A Poverty Solution Organization

For over 30 years, FGCB has helped young people realize a dream that often seemed out of reach: To be the first in their families to receive a college education.

FGCB is a community-based organization which offers youth and their families a “pipeline” of educational interventions comprising academic readiness, supportive services and guidance to achieve high school graduation, college admissions and earn a post-secondary degree.

The organization functions to address the need for “outside of school” and “college access supports” to increase the number of low-income students who graduate from high school prepared for college, enrolled in quality institutions and matriculate in four years.


First Generation College Bound has been approved to participate in the 2021 United Way NCA and CFC campaigns.

Interview with FGCB CEO, Joseph Fisher

FGCB provides pathways thru high school and into college for low to moderate-income, at-risk, underrepresented youth that attend Prince George’s County Public Schools. FBCB operates four core and interrelated programs that are demonstrated best practices for increasing the high school graduation rate of at-risk students ensuring their success in higher education.



FGCB Alumni Del. Alonzo Washington selected for Maryland Senate

The Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee selected FGCB Alumni Del. Alonzo Washington on Saturday to fill a vacant seat in the Maryland Senate. ...


FGCB Advocacy Alive and Well

  We have exciting news to share with you that is directly aligned with the organization’s vision: “One day every Marylander will have access to an affordable college education.” We have been hard at work on many leve...


Cambridge Jones, an FGCB graduate, was selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Read the full article by Brianna M. Gillard @ YES! Weekly Cambridge Jones, a First Generation College Bound graduate of Central High School, currently a junior at Bennet College, was selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin ...


Funders and Partners

City of Laurel

City of Laurel Youth Services Commission

Crescent Cities Charities

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Maryland State Department of Education

Meyer Foundation

Prince George’s County Department
of Housing and Community Development

Prince George's County Council Members

Prince George’s County Government

Scheidel Foundation

Venture Philanthropy Partners