Cherrill Dominique Baker

West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cherril is a mother of two boys who completed West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology’s (WMCAT) Adult Career Training Program for Medical Billing. WMACT’s workforce development programs aim to build income security for families through career training and leadership development. Cherrill completed the program at the top of her class and earned her Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist credential. She is now a Business Office Coordinator for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In her role, Cherrill works on scheduling and insurance verification as well as being the first smiling face patients see when they come into the office. Cherrill is a strong advocate for better alignment between postsecondary programs and childcare resources in support of student parent access and success. Her future aspirations include giving back to the community, advocating for other parents, and being an inspiration to her kids.

Stories featuring Cherrill Dominique Baker

Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) released the second season of “1 in 5,” its highly rated podcast that explores the multifaceted lives of the one in five college students raising children.
Press ReleasesMarch 20, 2023
Dominique Baker and her family.
Dominique Baker married her high school sweetheart and planned to pursue a degree in social work, but her first semester in college proved to be both financially and mentally exhausting. As her family grew and Dominique took stock of the things she wanted for herself and her two children, she made the decision to leave …

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Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsMarch 19, 2023
Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) announced that 11 new Parent Advisors have joined its Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative (PSP) to help shape Ascend’s expanded agenda to improve higher education policy and practice for student parents.
Press ReleasesSeptember 29, 2022