Hope for first-generation college students

by Martha O'Bryan Center
Hope for first-generation college students


College is hard on a normal day, but imagine being a first-generation college student. Then, add in virtual learning and the complications of a pandemic. We're offering tangible support and hope for first-generation college students. Help us help students find success in college.

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Martha O'Bryan Center works in the heart of East Nashville and helps families rise above poverty in one generation. One of our core missions is education. Many of our students are first-generation college students, which has its own sets of challenges. Add in this year's virtual learning and pandemic restrictions, and those challenges increase dramatically.


We work individually with students to make sure they have every necessary tool to be successful, from assistance with financial aid, scholarships and grants to supplies, books and assistance with transportation. This year, we've helped with virtual learning and tutoring assistance for our students learning remotely.

Long-Term Impact

Through comprehensive transitional coaching, mentorship, tutoring, dorm and school supplies (watch social media for our annual College Bound Bash) and ongoing financial aid support, Postsecondary Success optimizes the adjustment and persistence of low-income, primarily first-generation students, ensuring their post-secondary endeavors are successful.


Organization Information

Martha O'Bryan Center

Location: Nashville, TN - USA
Project Leader:
Victoria Cumbow
Nashville, TN United States
$100 raised of $25,000 goal
2 donations
$24,900 to go
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