Frederick Community College Recognized for Adult Services Programs
Frederick Community College (FCC) was recently recognized in a report highlighting best practices in serving single mothers.
The national study on Single Mothers in Community College identified FCC as one of 17 national leaders in serving the student parent population for its Project Forward Step and Parents Lead programs.
Project Forward Step is a counseling, information, and referral program designed to meet the needs of returning adult students, with special services for single parents (which includes single women who are pregnant) and displaced homemakers. Parents Lead is a cohort-based program that provides specialized curriculum and advising, as well as funding to offset the costs of childcare while parents attend classes.
Project Forward Step and Parents Lead were identified as national models for best practices in the report "No Matter What Obstacle is Thrown My Way: Report from the Single Mothers' Career Readiness and Success Project."
While the report is intended to be a descriptive study rather than an evaluation of specific colleges, FCC was identified as a top leader in providing resources for student mothers. The recognition is based on the College’s innovative programming, investment in student success advocacy, and responsiveness to the unique challenges student parents face.