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

Group photo of Ascend Parent Advisors standing outside in Aspen, Colorado with their arms outstretched upward.
Snapshots from the 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 2, 2023
Ascend at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the launch of the 2023 Parent-Powered Solutions Fund, which will provide financial resources and...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsJuly 20, 2023
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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 ...
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)...
Press ReleasesSeptember 29, 2022