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Still rising: First generation college students a decade later

APM Reports
Mario Martinez, 29, and Katy Sorto, 28, were the first in their families to go to college when they started at Montgomery College in Maryland in 2008.

Mario Martinez and Katy Sorto were the first in their families to go to college. They started at community college in 2008 hoping to earn degrees, but the odds were against them. Both are from low-income families, they ended up in remedial classes, and they knew almost no one who had been to college. This APM Reports documentary tells their remarkable stories 10 years later and provides a rare window on the personal experience of trying to move up through education.

Join us Sunday, September 9 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.

This program is part of a series on education from APM Reports, we're airing these documentaries for the first four weeks in September on Public Radio Presents.