College Success for Single Mothers - Application for Community Colleges

College Success for Single Mothers is  a three-year project (2020-2022) funded by ECMC Foundation.  The project will assist eight community colleges to identify the needs of single mother students on campus and develop a plan to expand key practices and services to enhance their success in college and careers. Selected colleges will form a cross-functional task force of decision makers, practitioners, and stakeholders to carry out the activities of the project and receive a $10,000 stipend.


To achieve the project goals, NCTN will partner with the Program Evaluation and Research Group at Endicott College, developers  of the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit: Using Data to Improve Outcomes, and Achieving the Dream, a national leader in the community college reform. These two organizations complement NCTN’s expertise designing effective college and career pathways for adult learners. 

College Success for Single Mothers builds on NCTN’s 2019 report,No Matter What Obstacle is Thrown My Way, which documents program models and service strategies implemented specifically in community college settings to support single mothers and increase their rates of persistence and completion, leading to greater career and economic opportunities and success for themselves and their families.

Download application materials (due May 1, 2020):

Project Director: Sandy Goodman, Director of Career Pathways, National College Transition Network

Funder: ECMC Foundation

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