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 by which FGLIstudents 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.