Still Rising: First Generation College Students a Decade Later

Oct 9, 2018

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. LISTEN NOW>>

This week on Gulf Coast Live we’re airing a series of Education Documentaries produced by APM Reports. These hour-long programs are created by APM Reports’ award-winning investigative journalists and documentary producers, editors, researchers and digital producers.