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Contact: James White Ascend at the Aspen Institute James.White@aspeninstitute.org  Aspen Institute Announces Policy Acceleration Partnerships  Six public entities partnering with community organizations to advance professional success for students who are parents  Washington, DC – Ascend at the Aspen Institute today announced recipients of the Aspen Policy Acceleration Partnerships – a new effort to support cities, …

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Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 9, 2021
Savannah Steiger is originally from the small town of Apalachicola, FL, but now lives in an even smaller town – Harrington, ME. She lives “off-grid,” in the woods with her husband and their two children.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 8, 2021
Michaela Martin was born and raised in rural Oregon. Michaela is passionate about the economic and educational advancement of families and continues advocating to foster pathways of success for others.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 8, 2021
Jesus Benitez works as the Mentor Coordinator for CUNY Fatherhood Academy focusing on helping young fathers pursue an HSE diploma and enroll in college with the understanding that earning a college degree is the most effective path toward providing long-term economic sustainability for themselves and their families. Jesus also works as an Educational Case Manager for the Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) which supports immigrants with low incomes and their families in becoming lifelong learners and independent, contributing citizens of New York City.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsFebruary 22, 2021
Waukecha Wilkerson is a single mother of 13-year-old and 4-year-old sons and a 6-year-old daughter. She graduated from Coastline Community College in the Spring of 2020 with two associate degrees in psychology and social and behavioral science. She is a current student at Sacramento State University, pursuing a B.A. degree in psychology.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsFebruary 15, 2021
Contact: Alexis Williams Ascend at the Aspen Institute alexis.williams@aspeninstitute.org  Ascend at the Aspen Institute and Lantigua Williams & Co. Debut a 15-episode Series on Student Parents Pursuing Postsecondary Credentials   Undergraduate student parents and supporters share the challenges, triumphs, and unique needs of the more than one in five college students who are parents,   Washington, DC (February 9, 2021) – Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched 1 in 5, a captivating podcast that …

ANNOUNCING: “1 in 5,” Ascend’s New Student Parent Podcast Produced by Lantigua Williams & Co. Read More »

Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsFebruary 9, 2021