Stories featuring Waukecha Wilkerson

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
Back to School Event
Governors, mayors, and families are on the front lines of communities coping with changes in the pandemic world. As the school year begins, the Aspen Institute turns to representatives of these three groups to ask: How can we support students and families in this unprecedented school year? On August 26, Ascend and the Aspen Education …

Virtual Discussion: How Communities and Political Leaders Can Support Schools This Year Read More »

BlogAugust 21, 2020
The Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative is a partnership with Imaginable Futures and the ECMC Foundation 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 …

Introducing the 2020-2021 Ascend PSP Parent Advisors Read More »

Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsJuly 13, 2020
I could live a hundred years and cry everyday of those years, and those tears would still not be enough to express the exhaustion, pain, and outrage I’m feeling at this moment. As a single Black mother of two sons and a daughter, I have three goals: (1) Protect and preserve their lives (2) Provide them …

I Will Not Be Deterred from My Goals as a Parent in 2020 Read More »

BlogJune 18, 2020

Convenings Featuring Waukecha Wilkerson

Date: August 26, 2020
Location: Virtual
Governors, mayors, and families are on the front lines of communities coping with changes in the pandemic world. In the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, the Institute’s Education & Society and Ascend programs hosted...
ConveningAugust 26, 2020
Date: November 16, 2020
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...
ConveningNovember 16, 2020
Date: April 29, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
In this episode of #AscendTogether, Anne Mosle was joined by Vinice Davis from Imaginable Futures and Waukecha Wilkinson, one of Ascend’s Parent Advisors. They discussed the needs and superpowers of parents who are pursuing their postsecondary...
ConveningApril 29, 2021