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.
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.
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.
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.
Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you are sexually harassed.
Explains the laws related to being pregnant on the job and provides tips to prepare for your maternity leave.
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.
Harper College's Rita & John Canning Women's Program has successfully helped thousands of at-risk women return to school and find employment.
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.
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.
A tool advisors can use with students to help them create a plan for achieving their career goals.
Helps advisors better assess student needs and connect them to resources before student challenges become barriers to completion.
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.