About This Journal
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience
is a peer-reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community (i.e.: students, faculty, and staff whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree from an institution in the United States). Founded in the spring of 2014, this journal is sponsored by the First To Go Program at Loyola Marymount University, which provides academic support and engagement opportunities for first-generation college students. In keeping with the
mission of the First To Go Program, the creative and critical work featured here offers insight into the valuable forms of social capital first-generation college students bring into the university.