1vyG was designed by students at Brown University in January 2015 and launched through the Sweared Center for Public Service’s Social Innovation Fellowship. The organization has grown to include students from across the Ivy League working to improve their campuses for all first-generation college students. The second annual 1vyG Conference was held at Harvard University in February of 2016.
The 2017 1vyG Conference will be held at Yale University on February 24 - 26.
1vyg Conference at Yale 2017 Student LEadership Team
Viet nguyen '17
Alexis Rodriguez - Camacho '18
Director of Programing
Joseph Vukel '19
Director of Operations
1vyG in the news:
Also featured in: Brown Daily Herald (Sept. 2014), RINPR (Feb, 2015), Brown Daily Herald (March 2015), Associated Press (Feb. 2015), First in Success (blog post by Cornell Student- March 2015), Knowledge Without Borders (March. 2015), The Daily Pennsylvanian (March 2015), Princeton Admissions Blog (March 2015), Yahoo Parenting (April 2015), Knowledge Without Borders (April 2015), Brown University Official Facebook Page (April 2015), Brown Alumni Association Official Facebook Page (April 2015), Brown University (April 2015), She’s the First (April 2015), AOL.com (April 2015), White House Blog (July 2015), Education Week (July 2015), Washington Post (July 2015), Providence Journal (July 2015), USA Today (July 2015), NBC News (July 2015), Brown Alumni Magazine (August 2015), The Harvard Crimson (February 2016), Harvard Gazette (February 2016), The Dartmouth (February 2016), The Daily Pennsylvanian (February 2016).
July 23, 2015: First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed more than 130 college-bound students from across the country to participate in the 2015 "Beating the Odds" Summit. The event focused on sharing tools and strategies to help more students successfully transition to college and complete the next level of their education. Featured on the Panel include First Lady Michelle Obama; Manuel Contreras, co-founder of a first-generation college students network; the rapper Wale; and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.