MDC has been working for over 40 years to promote opportunity and equity for low-income college students. Casey's Center for Working Families (CWF) helps families tap into all the financial help available to them. Together, these two powerhouses are working to ensure impoverished students can finish their community college courses.
This study offers a detailed explanation of how the Centers for Working Families approach is working at selected community colleges and providing guidance for other institutions to help their students gain the financial security they need to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.
The CWF approach combines what community colleges do well—provide training and connections to dynamic careers—with the financial support necessary to complete an education and connect with a career path.