1vyG was designed by students at Brown University in January 2015 and launched through the Swearer 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.

1vyG Conferences held: 2015 Brown University, 2016 Harvard University, 2017 Yale University, 2018 University of Pennsylvania


Candy Alfaro

University of Pennsylvania 1vyG Co-Chair

Anea Moore

University of Pennsylvania 1vyG Co-Chair

Executive Team

Viet nguyen '17

Executive Director

Alexis Rodriguez- Camacho '18

Executive Director

Joseph Vukel '19

Director of Operations

In the News

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.