Welcome Back to School from Jacki Cisneros

We’re only about month into the new school year, yet I feel like we’ve accomplished so much in preparing the 2018 graduating class for college.  In addition to the workshops G1DPR held over the summer, our Program Manager, Michelle Sandoval has already managed to squeeze in a College 101 workshop for parents and students. Additionally, I worked with several board members and volunteers to assemble hundreds of book bags for our upcoming annual Kindergarten Book Giveaway. This will be our sixth year of giving away 10 books to EVERY Pico Rivera kindergarten student.  It’s crazy to think that our inaugural “Book giveaway class” are now 5th graders…WOW!

Jacki at the 6th Annual Kinder Book Giveaway at Lawrence T. Magee Elementary School in Pico Rivera.

We are looking forward to hosting a ton of great events and workshops this year.  Of course our main focus is to deliver on our mission of a Pico Rivera college graduate in every home. With that in mind, we decided to combine two programs at El Rancho High School, Be A Leader and Senior Boot Camp, to the “Leader Program.” The Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera Leader Program will continue to offer college-prep workshops, campus visits and other opportunities that support and prepare our Pico Rivera graduates to become successful college students and future leaders.

I want to personally wish all of our community a year filled with academic success.


Jacki Cisneros