Hey Gwinnett County!
Are you a single parent currently enrolled in a college program to earn your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree? If so, keep reading, because…
Our funding and support program for single parent students here at HOPE Inc. is now accepting applicants for the Fall 2020 semester— and we especially want to hear from YOU Gwinnett County!
H.O.P.E. Inc. is an education nonprofit supporting Metro Atlanta. We work with single parent students to help them obtain a college degree, develop essential life skills, and ultimately become self-sufficient.
We do this by providing our single parent students with:
- Financial assistance for housing and childcare
- A facilitator to connect our students to community resources
- Financial literacy and a game plan for financial independence
- Counseling resources and success coaching
Sound interesting? Here are a few more details about our program and what you can expect from us.
What we provide
- Child care assistance– HOPE provides up to $100 per week for child care assistance— which is paid directly to the childcare provider on behalf of the program participant.
- Rent assistance– We provide up to $400 per month in rent assistance, paid directly to the mortgage lender or apartment leasing officer on behalf of the program participant.
- Social services – One of our licensed social worker volunteers will be available to provide more information and assistance on obtaining services such as food stamps, Medicaid, and locating quality childcare or housing.
- Life skills training– Participants will have access to free training programs that include topics such as job-related training, career advancement skills, resume/ interview prep, job search skills, as well as our financial literacy programs. Participants will also be invited to monthly webinars on budgeting and credit counseling provided by a certified financial advisor.
- Emotional support & mentoring– You’ll work with us to develop a Personalized Service Plan that will help us assess areas of need, and also identifies areas in which the participant needs emotional support and mentoring as pathways to empowerment. Referrals to community resources such as a licensed counselor for the participant and children will also be available.
What you’ll need to apply
In order to apply…
- You must be a US Citizen, a single parent with primary custody, and a high school graduate (or have obtained a GED)
- Enrolled in a two or four-year college as a full-time student working towards a degree (no certificates or diplomas)
- Employed as an FT or PT employee for at least 6 months
- Dependants must LIVE WITH the applicant
- Show financial need
- Have a 2.7 GPA or higher
Sound like you? Check out our application page to apply today!