Center for Working Families at Community Colleges

Clearing the Financial Barriers to Student Success, Case Studies

Posted January 5, 2012
By the Annie E. Casey Foundatrion, MDC
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Casey's Center for Working Families (CWF) partnered with community college programs across the county to help low-income students access, navigate and complete their community college courses.  Detailed case studies show how five of these programs are making a difference. 

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Key Takeaway

Personal connections count

The CWF approach is built upon the student’s personal connections with the staff. Their main objective is to encourage students and their families to attain higher degrees of self-sufficiency. They also emphasize the importance of meeting student’s basic needs: housing, transportation and food.