Eliminate child care as a barrier to economic mobility.
When we talk about education as a tool for breaking the cycle of poverty, child care must be part of the discussion.
Money for college + quality child care = economic mobility for low-income families headed by single mothers. We’re doing some exciting things to expand access to higher education for everyone in Georgia. Let’s make sure “everyone” includes low-income, single mothers.
- More than 32,000 women with children qualified for and received need-based financial aid to attend a Georgia technical college during the 2016-17 school year. More than 21,000 of those women were single mothers.
- Women receive 55 percent of HOPE Career Grants.
- Women account for 62 percent of total technical college enrollment.
- 40% of Georgia’s low-income working families with children are headed by single women. Paying for child care and healthcare represents a particularly tough struggle for these families.
- Infant care in Georgia costs $1,030 (15.6%) more per year than in-state tuition for 4-year public college.