MCC Daily Tribune

Webinar: Promoting Single Mother Success in Higher Education

Please join members of the MCC Single Moms Success Design Team for a viewing of the webinar:
Promoting Single Mother Success in Higher Education: New Data & Promising Strategies

Single mother students, representing nearly two million undergraduate students, face a range of obstacles to college graduation. Targeted supports, including access to affordable early learning opportunities, can help them graduate and improve their children's chances of success, yet many colleges and universities are unaware of student parents' needs for support services or how to provide them effectively.

This webinar, co-hosted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research(IWPR) and Education Design Lab, will feature high-level updates from the Single Moms Success Design Challenge and new IWPR research on supporting single mothers' success in higher education. IWPR and Education Design Lab will share promising strategies that institutions, communities, policymakers, and local agencies can use to promote the success of single mother college students and their families. IWPR will discuss findings from new research on coordinating across early learning and higher education systems and partnerships between Head Start and colleges and universities to support single mothers in college.

Supporting the economic mobility of single mothers requires connecting systems at the local, state, and national levels. This webinar will share opportunities to maximize benefits for families, colleges, and communities through innovative cross-systems policy and practice.

November 20, 2019 2:00-3:00pm ET, Board Room 400 at the Downtown Campus or the Forum (3-130) at the Brighton Campus. Please arrive a few minutes early for a welcome from the MCC Team, members will also be available after to answer questions.

Frisch, Julianna
President's Office