The goal of Making WAVES (Women Achieving Victories and Educational Success) at Pearl River Community College, is to recruit and equip non-traditional and economically vulnerable families, from within the six-county service area, by providing two-generation educational programs which afford opportunities that meet the needs of parents and children.
By providing wrap-around support to low-income, adult students, 2nd Chance MS has been able to help over 1,000 individuals continue their educational pathway, including 283 High School Equivalencies and 291 Workforce Certifications. By enabling adults in Mississippi to finish their education, they are empowering individuals to step out of poverty and into the workforce.
The Project Gateway goal is to provide women who are students at Northwest Mississippi Community College with financial assistance for classroom and career readiness in cases where their existing educational funds have been exhausted. Northwest MS seeks to alleviate financial woes that may hinder women from maintaining full-time credit status for five consecutive semesters. Northwest […]
The Women’s Emergency Assistance Fund at East Central Community College (ECCC) seeks to help female students circumvent any economic barriers they might encounter that would impede or cease completion of their educational and/or career goals.
The goal of the Women’s Emergency Fund II is to provide emergency funding to female students whose continued education is in jeopardy due to temporary financial emergencies or other situations that present a financial burden. The Women’s Emergency Fund II will also offer two workshops each month. Students who demonstrate a need for a more […]
Empowering Mentors to Promote Women’s Retention (EMPOWR) program seeks to increase the social integration and engagement, and ultimately retention, of nontraditional female students attending East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) through a peer mentoring program. Augmented with interactive speaker sessions, students learn more about available student services, career planning, financial aid, health, and relationship management. EMCC […]
Coahoma Community College Workforce Women’s Emergency Fund assists Coahoma Community College female students who are low income and in need of emergency assistance. The Fund will assist with short term financial emergencies such as assistance for transportation costs, automotive repairs, child care, utility bills, and educational expense not covered by financial aid.
Female students enrolled in NEMCC’S Career Pathway program receive financial assistance for tuition, textbooks and childcare, as well as transportation needs like gas cards and car repairs. Students also go through the Tiger W.O.R.K.S. program for career counseling and employability training, including 12 months of post-exit follow-up services.
Unplanned pregnancies often prevent women from completing their education. This national program partners community colleges with local health providers in order to provide female college students with online, college-credited sexual education and clinic resources for contraception methods. The goal is to offer greater access to quality health care options and, in turn, a better chance […]
For women overcoming hardships to enter college, support from like-minded peers is a vital and meaningful motivator to keep them in college. The EMPOWR program increases social integration, engagement and retention of female students attending Mississippi community colleges through peer mentoring programs and interactive speakers sessions.
The Community College Legal Clinic at Hinds Community College provides pro bono legal counsel to women through student information services and legal workshops. The legal team counsels women on student loan debt, fair housing, family law and predatory lending that often stress the finances of low-income women.
The Women’s College Completion Assistance Program helps female students relieve financial burdens with gas cards, hot meals from the cafeteria and paying for test fees. Students receive tablets for access to e-books, as well as access to support groups and seminars.