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Stories featuring Cathe Dykstra

Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw off the day-to-day lives of people across the country, that did not stop nonprofits, health and human services, workforce programs, higher education professionals and more from creating rapid response services to support student parents. The Ascend National Advisors, a cohort of 23 leaders providing supports for student parents and inform …

Ascend National Advisors are Taking Action to Combat COVID-19 and Support Student Parents Read More Ā»

BlogAugust 24, 2020
TheĀ Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) InitiativeĀ is a partnership withĀ Imaginable FuturesĀ and theĀ ECMC FoundationĀ to raise awareness about and share recommendations to better support students who are parents. The PSP Initiative is informed by three groups of experts from across the United States: Parent Advisors, National Advisors, and the Postsecondary Leadership Circle for Parents. The 2020 ā€“ …

Introducing the 2020-2021 Ascend PSP National Advisors Read More Ā»

BlogAugust 19, 2020
Nobody is prepared for a pandemic. The world has experienced that firsthand over the past six months, and Family Scholar House (FSH) has been no different. When all this began in March, our leadership team gathered together to brainstorm for the worst-case scenarios, the supplies we would need, and how we would continue to deliver …

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BlogAugust 18, 2020