The National Center for Student Parent Programs at Endicott College, works to promote the development, expansion and improvement of program offerings in service of students with children, particularly single and/or low-income parents.
The successful completion of a college degree is one of the most effective strategies a low-income or single-parent can take to permanently move out of poverty. However, access to higher education and support for these pursuits can be a significant challenge for low-income and/or single parent students.
The National Center for Student Parent Programs works to promote programming, research and policy in support of comprehensive student parent services that offers parenting students a range of support services taking into account the need for safe and affordable housing, high quality education programs for both parent and child, and coordinated support services and programming. We believe that colleges and universities have the opportunity and ability to directly impact student parent success. We work directly with colleges and universities to develop programs that facilitate postsecondary strategies for two-generation mobility, and conduct research and policy advocacy work in support of such programs at local, state and national levels.
The National Center for Student Parent Programs is thankful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education for the generous grant funding that has substantially contributed to our program development, research and policy efforts.
Please check back soon for upcoming events in Spring 2017!
WGBH Feature on Endicott’s Keys to Degrees Program: Few Colleges Give Special Attention to Single Parents
ON CAMPUS - The WGBH News Higher Education Blog, 10-28-16
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