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Service-Learning and Persistence of Low-Income, First-Generation College Students: An Exploratory Study

  title={Service-Learning and Persistence of Low-Income, First-Generation College Students: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Theresa Ling Yeh},
  journal={Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning},
  • T. L. Yeh
  • Published 12 October 2010
  • Education
  • Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning
"If I hadn't started working with this program, I wouldn't be here right now. I woulda dropped out a long time ago."--Jose At the time he made this statement, Jose was a junior at one of the most selective private universities in the United States. But unlike many of his fellow students, Jose's parents are agricultural workers who barely finished middle school and whose annual family income is less than the cost of one year's tuition at his college. During the summer after his first year in… 

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