The One Family Scholar Project provides resources and financial support to low-income and formerly homeless women who are pursuing educational goals. This unique project faces many challenges as it seeks to strike a balance between serving as a traditional scholarship program, which solely offers financial support, and operating as a supportive educational program designed to help women and families make life and system changes. By design, the Scholar Project is quite different from traditional financial support programs. The mission is to provide the supports necessary for low-income women to achieve academic and personal success. In order to do this, the project considers all aspects of a woman’s life, how that woman contributes to the larger community, and her potential for doing so in the future.
Kahan, Michelle; Raymond, Jennifer; Greene, Consuela; and Friedman, Donna H., "One Family Scholar Project Evaluation: Executive Summary" (2004). Center for Social Policy Publications. 31.
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