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

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


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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.

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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 NEWS



FGCB partnering with Olive Branch Community Church at Sherwood High School

Jefferi Lee (Blue shirt), guest speaks from OBCC speaks to students (Alina, Danys & Oscar) about college life and time management.


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MSDE Awards Grants to FGCB!

Funds Will Help Advance College and Career Awareness BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded grants to seven nonprofit organizations that will help enhance college and career awareness and college c...


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LAUREL EDUCATOR’S VISION HAS HELPED HUNDREDS EARN COLLEGE DEGREES

Growing up in a government housing project in Southeast Washington, Joe Fisher never thought much about college. One of eight children whose father didn't make it past 10th grade or his mother past sixth, college did not seem like a...


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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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