The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative

The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative (AL1GN) is a student movement and forthcoming nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and connecting low-income and first-generation students across the nation.

AL1GN began in 2015 as a coalition of first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students and the staff who support them, growing in the course of just over a year to include dozens of schools and organizations across the country.

Our network has grown large enough such that we can now provide a forum on which FGLI students can construct their own collective narratives while working closely together with faculty and staff through intersectional dialogue to spark new and revamped programming at their home institutions. The AL1GN Conference is the first step toward building a national coalition through which broader, high-impact work can occur. Our policy is that housing for students will be provided, and admission and meals are free for all attendees.


Co-Exec: Joshua Farris – jlf9mf@virginia.edu

Co-Exec: Ellie Brasacchio – emb4zj@virginia.edu

Marketing Chair: Jacob Sadeh – js2wa@virginia.edu

Finance Chair: Ayesha Gill – ajg3ba@virginia.edu

Research Chair: Mya Singleton – mcs9eu@virginia.edu

Outreach Co-Chair: Austin Widner – alw2vb@virginia.edu

Outreach Co-Chair: Leila Villacorta – lv2pn@virginia.edu

Programs Chair: Michaela Moses – mam2nb@virginia.edu



Coming soon! Reach out to either of the Co-Executives or al1gn.leadership@gmail.com for information on supporting the conference. Package tiers for donators and sponsors coming shortly.