The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is proud to announce the formation of a new Shared Interest Group (SIG) called the Columbia First-Generation and Low-Income Alumni Network (CFLAN).
The mission of this network is to create a strong, cross-generational community of Columbia alumni who come from a low-income background and/or were the first member of their family to earn a college degree in the United States and provide support to one another while helping ensure the success of Columbia alumni and students for generations to come.
Many alumni who identified as low-income or were the first in their families to complete college in the US often faced daunting challenges navigating the college system while they were in school. However, the new worlds they enter after graduation present another set of struggles they must address without the guidance of family. This SIG will create a network for those who can identify with this experience.
To celebrate the launch, CFLAN will be hosting a reception for alumni who are interested in or identify with CFLAN's mission on Wednesday, August 30 at Amity Hall (982 Amsterdam Avenue, between 108th and 109th Streets) from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Please visit the Facebook page for more information and to RSVP for the event.