Quality, reliable child care for
low-income, single mothers in college
Introducing our two newest Nana Grant recipients, Catriona and Andrea. Catriona is a student in the Gwinnett Technical College Nursing Bridge Program. Andrea is pursuing her Accounting degree at Gwinnett Tech. We are so proud to support these families!
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Support Nana Grants' Summer Camp Campaign
Summer is a particularly challenging time for working parents, regardless of their economic situation. For many low-income single mothers, summer camp for school-aged children is impossible. Just one week of summer camp costs hundreds of dollars per week in metro-Atlanta.

Thanks to organizations like Gainesville Parks and Recreation, which donated an entire summer of day camp for a student mother in college, Nana Grants is making summers less stressful for moms and more fun for kids.

To learn more about providing a summer camp scholarship, contact Erica Stephens.
Why does Nana Grants support students attending Georgia's technical colleges?
Nana Grants is focused on economically-relevant education for low-income mothers struggling to provide for their families. Georgia’s technical colleges prepare students for employment immediately upon graduation.

Georgia’s HOPE Grants make college accessible by providing free tuition for high-demand career programs critical for Georgia’s economic growth. Without child care, HOPE is out of reach for thousands of Georgia families. When you support Nana Grants, you eliminate child care as a barrier to economic self-sufficiency.

Our goal is to break the multigenerational cycle of poverty by giving low-income, single mothers access to an economically-relevant education while their children are in a high-quality child care setting. We measure our success in graduation rates, household income and children given access to high-quality childcare and early education.

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.