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

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You can help young people realize a dream
that often seemed out of reach: to be the first in their families
to receive a college education.

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When you donate to FGCB, your gift empowers youth to achieve social and economic success by allowing FGCB to provide guidance, encouragement and support to students in obtaining a college degree.

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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 2022-2023 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.

First Generation College Bound News Blog

Alliance Testifies

Maryland Alliance Testifies Before Maryland Assembly to Remove Barriers for Low-Income Students First Generation College Bound (FGCB) has joined with other organizations throughout Maryland to form the Maryland Alliance for College ...


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...


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FGCB 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

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