Publications

2012
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief provides recommendations on immediate steps colleges can implement to improve their schools and increase retention and completion rates for single mothers who are students.

2012
Program Guide/Curriculum

A toolkit to help colleges and universities assess their provision of services and supports to non-traditional and parenting students, and to make plans for improvements.

2012
Case Study/Promising Practice

Eastern Illinois University's Student Success Center offers a broad array of intensive services, both virtual and in-person, to students who are struggling academically.

2012
Fact Sheet

This Spanish-language brochure provides information on the child care support that the State of Illinois offers for low-income parents while they are working or attending education and training programs.

2012
Fact Sheet

Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you are sexually harassed.

2012
Fact Sheet

Explains the laws related to being pregnant on the job and provides tips to prepare for your maternity leave.

2011
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief focuses on six key areas in which federal and state policy changes could result in increased retention and graduation rates for single-parent students.

2011
Newsletter
Learn how Women Employed is preparing the next generation of social justice advocates. Glimpse a day in the grueling life of a hotel housekeeper. Gain new appreciation for why we are fighting so hard for better working conditions for low-paid working women and how important it is for you to join us!
2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Harper College's Rita & John Canning Women's Program has successfully helped thousands of at-risk women return to school and find employment.

2011
Newsletter
Fasten your seatbelt and join us on the rollercoaster of ups and downs: a year of successes and setbacks toward paid sick days for American workers. And, a round of applause for City Colleges of Chicago that recently launched a system-wide “Reinvention”, and how a partnership with Women Employed is helping to provide better, easier to navigate services for adult students.
2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Black Hawk College's Early Alert program uses close staff coordination and intensive outreach to help more students complete the semester. The program has greatly improved semester completion rates for at-risk students.

2011
Newsletter
Did you know that people with incomes below $25,000 are at 3 times higher risk of partner violence than their higher-paid counterparts? Women Employed’s new curriculum for domestic violence survivors helps them transition confidently and safely back to work. Could your family survive on a minimum-wage job? Find out. And, get informed about why collective bargaining is still vital to workers.
2011
Annual Report

Cause and Effect. The cause: Women Employed. The effect: change for low-paid working women—improved supports for students at the City Colleges of Chicago, $33.5 million restored in financial aid funding, stronger workplace laws, enabling more students to complete college, and more.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A tool advisors can use with students to help them create a plan for achieving their career goals.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

Helps advisors better assess student needs and connect them to resources before student challenges become barriers to completion.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

Gives students a roadmap for the application process and helps them better prepare for their first session with their advisor, including exploring different careers before they choose a major.

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