First-Generation University®

Evingerlean Worldwide® is a leading social entity empowering first-generation scholars and graduates across the globe. We were founded by Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, Ph.D., a Black woman who was raised by a single mother in a low-socioeconomic household, but went on to become a first-generation college graduate who earned her Ph.D. at 28.


We are on a mission to inspire, empower, and uplift millions of first-generation trailblazers by helping them learn, grow, and dominate in every aspect of life. We achieve this through impactful, engaging, and transformational initiatives such as our, signature programs (Pass the Mic), award-winning podcast (The First-Gen Lounge™), first-of-its-kind store (The First-Gen Shop™), and unparalleled learning and development programs (First-Generation University™).


We believe by providing the right tools, resources, and mentorship we can help first-generation game-changers leave their legacy by overcoming obstacles that litter their road to success. Thus, we are committed to being champions for historically underserved communities, creating safe spaces for growth, making pathways for social mobility, disrupting generational poverty, and building wealth through entrepreneurship.