HCC named Generation Hope partner for ‘parenting’ students

Jul 14, 2022

Houston Community College has been named a partner in a group of colleges recognized for their excellent support of college students who juggle attending school and parenting children.

The nonprofit organization, Generation Hope in Washington D.C., named HCC as part of its FamilyU partnership along with a half a dozen other colleges and universities across the country. Its goal is to remove barriers and invest in support systems to ensure more parenting students succeed and graduate.

About one in five undergraduate college students nationwide is actively parenting. While such students generally do better in school, they are about 10 times less likely to graduate due to inadequate support systems on their college campuses.

“Houston Community College is honored and grateful to be selected to participate in Generation Hope’s FamilyU program,” said HCC Southeast College President Frances Villagran-Glover, whose campus is actively assisting many students with children. “Student parents are resilient and go above and beyond to complete their degrees in order to make a better life for their families. HCC is committed to ensuring that student parents receive the support they need so that they and their children can succeed.”

Other schools named include Austin Community College District, Madison Area Technical College, Norfolk State University, San Diego Mesa College, Santa Fe Community College and Virginia State University.

To learn more about the Generation Hope mission, visit generationhope.org.

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