Single Moms Success
Design Challenge
Request for Proposal

We are non-profit innovators from different parts of the education ecosystem who delight in the possibilities of the future of learning. We are connected in our belief that designing models from the learner perspective can address equity gaps and skills gaps in the fast changing hiring marketplace.

About the Opportunity

In early 2019, the Lab will select four community colleges to design, launch, and test a set of scalable interventions designed to dramatically increase the percentage of single mothers attaining a degree or high-quality credential from community colleges.

2.1 million single mothers enrolled in post-secondary education in 2016, and 40 percent of enrolled single mothers said they were likely or very likely to drop out. This multi-year challenge, funded by the ECMC Foundation, aims to improve post-secondary outcomes for single mother learners enrolled in community colleges.

How to Apply

The deadline for our RFP has closed. 
Selected participants will be announced early 2019.

Q+A Webinar: A recording of our webinar, hosted on November 28, is available here

For updates on the selection process, sign up for the Innovator Network where winners will be announced.

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