FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Single moms in northern Arizona will soon have access to higher education. Coconino Community College partners with the Arizona State Women’s Foundation to launch a program for single mothers. Women in the program receive full tuition in 11 career tracks and a free childcare certificate. They also receive allowances for living expenses, computer equipment, transportation, emergency funds, and more. There will be 11 certificate programs for moms to choose from, including graphic and web design to nursing assistant. “The wraparound support design and comprehensive approach to the Pathways Program for Single Mothers is truly a best practice model with a proven track record of success,” Coconino Community College Vice President of Student Services Tony Williams said in a statement.
Coconino Community College and WFSA hope to support 30 to 40 single mothers through the program. “Pathways for Single Moms provides participants with support beyond technical education and truly makes an impact for single mothers and their families in Arizona,” said Joanna Marroquin, director of pilot programs for WFSA, in a statement.
Once mothers receive their certification, they can access additional resources from the program, including reporting assignments, interview preparation, networking with hiring companies, financial training, and more. Coconino Community College is now accepting applications for the Pathways Program for Single Mothers. For more information or to apply, visit pathwaysflagstaff.org.
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