We aim to breakdown language, cultural, and socio-economic barriers that prevent historically disadvantaged students from furthering their education.
Why we exist.
Did you know that merely 7% of adults in Southwest Fresno, CA have a college degree? Unfortunately, these educational disparities are found all across the United States, not just in Fresno.
We are an organization ran by students, for school students, in an effort to encourage high school students from disadvantaged communities to pursue higher education.
Who we Serve
Ultimately Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Inc. aims to uplift historically underrepresented students throughout the United States those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds such as first-generation, low-income, from single parent households, etc.
Given our founders backgrounds as proud Latinas and daughters of immigrants, we aim to support the Latinx community. That being said, we are not exclusively supporting Latinx students. We welcome and encourage BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to use our resources but recognize that our backgrounds and experiences of our team will allow us to best begin this work within our own community.
Who is a first-generation student?
Formal definition of a first-generation student is a student whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college degree.
Some may identify as a first-generation student if their parents went to college in another country given they didn't have prior exposure or knowledge of navigating higher institutions in the United States.