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The National Center for Student Parent Programs supports college and university student parent programs through advising, consultation and technical assistance. We have also partnered with multiple colleges and universities on an array of projects to promote program innovation and development of best practices.

The Keys to Degrees Replication Program

Keys to Degrees: Educating Two-Generations Together is a nationally recognized model providing wraparound support services to single parent students and their children. Students in Keys to Degrees programs receive a comprehensive package of critical support services including:

  1. Affordable housing on-campus or within the campus community
  2. Educational support including degree-granting college programs for parents and high quality early education and afterschool programs for children
  3. The opportunity to stay in the program year-round
  4. Food security provisions -- Because you can't focus on learning when you are hungry!
  5. Academic Support Services
  6. Individualized Case Management and Monitoring
  7. Community building activities
  8. Mentoring Programs
  9. Transitional Supports Post-Graduation

Keys to Degrees was first launched at Endicott College in 1993 through the vision and leadership of Endicott's President Dr. Richard E. Wylie. Given the success of the program, replication efforts began in 2011. Programs within the Keys family use the names Keys to Degrees and Keys to Success to market their programs. Currently, programs are housed at the following institutions:

Endicott College
Dillard University
Eastern Michigan University (program is on temporary hiatus)
Portland State University
St. Catherine University

Endicott College Boston Student Parent Initiative

The National Center for Student Parent Programs works closely with Endicott College Boston to develop supportive programming and strategies for it's urban student parent population. For more information contact: Sarah Doyle, Student Parent Liaison,

Jeremiah Program Boston Partnership

Endicott College Boston and the National Center for Student Parent Programs have partnered with The Jeremiah Program to help develop and launch it's Boston based commuter program, where Endicott Boston continues to be involved as an academic partner. For more information contact: Emilia Diamant, Executive Director ofJeremiah-Endicott Program Boston, or visit

Other Program Partners

The National Center for Student Parent Programs has partnered with numerous other colleges and universities on various project-based initiatives. If you are interested in developing a new partnership or in consultation, technical assistance or other opportunities to work with us, please contact us.

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