2022: The Year in #AdvocateFirstgen
As 2022 comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the year’s #AdvocateFirstgen efforts that benefited first-generation college students.
Higher Learning Advocates / April 21, 2022
This historic moment demands a historic investment in parenting students and their children. The COVID-19 crisis has put into stark relief the challenges parenting students—many of whom are also working parents—face balancing child care, academics, one job or several jobs, and precarious finances, even before the pandemic. Recent data from the 2020 Gallup-Lumina Student Study demonstrate that parenting students have been more likely to cancel or pause their educational journeys in the last six months than students without children. Increasing CCAMPIS funding to $500 million in the LaborHHS-ED appropriations bill would ensure that roughly 100,000 more parenting college students receive the child care assistance they need to continue their educational journeys and be successful in college.