We connect families to educational opportunities that build financial stability and create generational change.
Our Family Connections Program makes quality childcare and preschool more affordable for parents who are attending college.
Our program’s two-generational approach to lifting families out of poverty is a solution to our region’s rising living costs and the urgent need for a skilled and educated workforce. Our program is truly changing lives for this generation and the next.
Our Family Connections Program supports the entire family. When families are accepted into the program, they become eligible for childcare or preschool tuition assistance for their children. By supporting low-income families with childcare and preschool expenses, it allows parents to attend college full-time, focus on their studies, graduate in a timely manner, and ultimately embark on a career that pays a living wage. At the same time, their children receive a quality early-learning opportunity–giving them a great start on their own educational journey.
Our program supports parents from the first day they enter our program through college graduation day. For 78% of our student parents, they will become the first college graduate in their family. For all of our student parents, our program alleviates a major barrier toward completing their first college degree--the budget-breaking cost of childcare or preschool.
While in our program, student parents have access to a volunteer team that will cheer them on and provide resources as they take this important step toward a brighter financial future. In addition, student parents are offered professional development opportunities such as event networking, and job readiness workshops. All family members receive basic needs support.