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ERIC Number: ED556722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Community College Partnerships for Student and Career Success: Program Profile of "Carreras en Salud." Fact Sheet #C397
Henrici, Jane
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Postsecondary students with children often need an array of supports to succeed in their studies, which can require significant coordination among new and existing services (Conway, Blair, and Helmer 2012; Henrici n.d.; Miller, Gault, and Thorman 2011). Such supports might include financial aid, academic and career counseling, job placement assistance, transportation, housing, child care, and classes in English-as-a-Second Language. To more effectively provide an expanded range of student resources, community colleges often partner with local nonprofits, private businesses and foundations, and government institutions (Altstadt 2011; Bragg et al. 2007; Bray, Painter, and Rosen 2011; Conway, Blair, and Helmer 2012; Leutz 2007; Singh 2007; Wilson 2010). This fact sheet describes "Carreras en Salud" ("Careers in Health"), a career pathway program that scholars and advocates have elevated as a promising model for providing comprehensive supports through multiple partnerships with city colleges in Chicago.
Institute for Women's Policy Research. 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-833-4362; Fax: 202-785-5100; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Ms. Foundation for Women
Authoring Institution: Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois