California

The CalWORKs program assists welfare recipient students and those in transition off of welfare to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through coordinated student services offered at community colleges including: work study, job placement, child care, coordination, curriculum development and redesign, and under certain conditions post- employment skills training, and instructional services.

http://extranet.cccco.edu/Divisions/StudentServices/CalWORKs.aspx

Oregon

The Oregon Student Assistance Commission offers two scholarships for student parents: The Oregon Student Childcare Grant, and the Ford Opportunity Scholarship Program for single parent heads of household.

www.osac.org

Maine

LD 1774, An Act to Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments in Families for Tomorrow (LIFT), is a bill that was recently introduced before the Maine State Legislature which will expand opportunity, access and support for higher education for low-income Mainers. For more information on the bill click here.

For a recent article authored by members of our advisory board for the Maine Press Herald click here