Taking steps to improve college success for pregnant and parenting students has important implications for racial, ethnic, and economic equity in higher education. Among students of color, one in three black students, one in three Native American students, and one in five Latinx students are parents. Single mothers in California who hold an A.A. degree are 39% less likely to live in poverty than a mother with a high school diploma, while single mothers in California with a B.A. degree are 61% less likely to live in poverty than a high school graduate.
Schools throughout the state are pivoting to support this often unseen student population by improving data collection, offering family friendly study spaces, and providing diaper banks. Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation as we uplifted the promising practices that have emerged throughout California in support of pregnant and parenting students.