Education is a key player in long-term poverty solutions, leading to more employment opportunities, an increase in earnings over time and other advantages.
Only 13% of community college students graduate in two years.
– The National Center on Education and the Economy, 2013
Since 2013, our education programs have increased persistence and graduation rates among students across the Fort Worth Diocese, growing to include thirteen community college campuses and three four-year universities.
(2022-2023 Academic Year)
HOW WE SERVE
Our programs provide:
Holistic case management partnering with each student toward their goals
Resource connections to address obstacles, from transportation to childcare
Strategic emergency financial assistance to prevent unexpected crises from impacting a student’s persistence in school