LA CROSSE, Wis., August 27, 2020 – Western Technical College is one of eight community and technical colleges selected through a competitive application process to participate in College Success for Single Mothers.
Funded by ECMC Foundation and led by the National College Transition Network (NCTN), the goal of the three-year project is to identify the needs of single mother students on campus and develop a plan to expand key practices and services to enhance their college and career success.
“Students bring their whole selves with them to college, and in order to serve students well, we need to consider all of their roles and identities,” said Kari Reyburn, director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Western. “We are excited to examine and develop ways we can better serve and achieve college success for single moms at Western; removing barriers and creating more access and inclusion in our services and supports.”
To achieve the project goals, the National College Transition Network (NCTN) is partnering with the Program Evaluation and Research Group at Endicott College, developers of the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit: Using Data to Improve Outcomes, and Achieving the Dream, a national leader in community college reform. These two organizations complement NCTN’s expertise designing effective college and career pathways for adult learners.