Supporting the simultaneous needs of two generations

July 25, 2017 - Katie Williams

UNM Children's Campus photoCollege degrees lead to better jobs. Better jobs help families get out from behind the proverbial eight ball that sits in the way of hopes and dreams. With many programs aimed at getting prospective students into desks, one is especially critical for success and that’s childcare.

It is estimated that student-parents make up over 30 percent of students at The University of New Mexico. Nationally, this particular group of students has grown from 3.2 million to 4.8 million over the past two decades.

With the need for childcare being at an all-time high for students, it is unfortunate that many public institutions are cutting budgets starting with these programs.  Read more...