How to Engage with First2 Network

Our members have the opportunity to engage in a number of ways.

Member Level


  • Join our online community and network with other professionals interested in First Generation student success in STEM
  • Receive quarterly newsletters where you can learn about First2 Network progress
  • Funding to attend face-to-face biannual network meetings for professional development, program sharing and discussion


  • Engage in discussions, post resources on our website and social media
  • Keep us informed of the initiatives and programs happening in your community to educate all members about STEM programs
  • Introduce the First2 Network to potential partners in your networks
  • Invite a colleague to come to a First2 event
  • Share our work with your contacts and inviting them to join

Partner Level


  • All the benefits of a networking member 
  • Funding opportunities to host student internships 
  • Funded professional development opportunities 
  • Input into the design of high-quality STEM programming 
  • Opportunities to feature your organization as a NSF partner working to include more under-represented people in STEM 
  • Feature page or section on our Website 


  • All expectations of a networking member 
  • Co-create and sign an institutional level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the First2 Network 
  • Help First2 Network connect with key leaders in your institution and communities through personal outreach 
  • Serve on a working group and contribute to our work.

Advocate Level


  • All the benefits of a network member.
  • Voice into the regional agenda related to the STEM workforce and STEM initiatives.
  • Input into the design of high-quality STEM programming.
  • Opportunities to feature your organization as a National Science Foundation Alliance Sponsor working to include more underrepresented people in STEM.
  • Feature on our Website.
  • Shared marketing opportunities for press releases leading up to and following events.


  • All expectations of a networking member.
  • Sponsor a program, event, student or teacher: Look over our current sponsorship opportunities list. 
  • Introduce First2 to potential philanthropic partners. 

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