Postsecondary Success For Parents Initiative BLOG

Epiphany from a Third Generation Student Parent

Epiphany from a Third Generation Student Parent

It took me many years as a professional in the world of higher education before I had a personal epiphany: for me and my family, our academic success as student parents was not only a two-generation (2Gen) strategy that uplifted me and my children, it was a four-generation strategy that set up our family’s success for generations to come.

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Tune In To Ascend’s Student Parent Podcast: 1 in 5!

Tune In To Ascend’s Student Parent Podcast: 1 in 5!

The 1 in 5 podcast vividly profiles students who are parents pursuing their education while raising a family and working. Today, more than one in five college students (22%) are parents. The experiences of students who are parents should not be unfamiliar or unheard,...

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Hear How Single Moms are Thriving in College

Hear How Single Moms are Thriving in College

Postsecondary education and employment pathways are core components of the two-generation (2Gen) approach. This commitment to educational success and economic security is of the utmost importance to single mothers pursuing a postsecondary degree or workforce...

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Building a Packet for Success

Building a Packet for Success

This op-ed was published on October 28, 2020 by Higher Learning Advocates. Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have to decide between a pack of binders or a pack of diapers for the week, it can be an...

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