Who We Are

The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative (AL1GN) is a student-led conference series and coalition dedicated to empowering and connecting first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students through:

AL1GN began in 2015 as a coalition FGLI students and the staff who support them, growing to now include hundreds of students, staff, faculty, and administrators from dozens of schools and organizations across the United States. AL1GN seeks to provide a forum on which FGLI students can take control of their own diverse narratives while working together with faculty and staff to spark new and revamped programming at their home institutions.

Over the course of a weekend, participants exchange ideas, create new relationships with fellow student leaders and concerned staff, and develop the foundation on which impactful work can occur. We will work with you to arrange housing for students, and admission and meals are free for all attendees.