Single parent, do you dream of building a life that’s beyond survival mode? Do you worry about having the funds to make sure that your child(ren) have what they need? Do you wish that you had help or friends who “get you” and lifted you up? Are you exhausted from working long hours and missing…

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The Educational Opportunity Center has been a tremendous asset in helping our member moms apply for scholarships for college as well as providing one-on-one assistance with applying for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), completing College Applications (1 yr. certifications, 2 yr. colleges, 4 yr. college/universities), navigating the college admissions process, helping with Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship &…

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Kari had her first child when she was 22 years old, and this was just the beginning of her journey as a mother and as a woman who learned to lean on the Lord during tough times. Unplanned pregnancy carried shame and stress, and Kari is confident that she handled this by facing it head-on,…

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Katherlyn had her first son, Jack, when she was 18 and a senior in high school. She was about to graduate and head to college. Katherlyn had a strong village of women, which included her mother, that stood by her side and lifted her up, helping her to overcome what society said that she couldn’t…

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This month, we’re spotlighting members and sharing stories about why & how they’re involved in “the village”. You may know that we walk alongside single moms in college and their children providing connection, direction and encouragement, but a key part of our mission is cultivating the strong support network aka “village” it takes to provide…

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May 4th, 2020 “She gave me a new sense of purpose, motivation, and determination. I was now living and working hard for the most precious little girl, and not just myself.” Renee, on becoming a mom to rylie Renee, a 2006 graduate from The University of Georgia, was gifted with a new outlook on the…

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All across the globe, people are trying to figure out what to do when they wake up because life doesn’t look at all like they planned. Even for those of us blessed enough to still have a job, our hours may be different and our routines are now altered with a strict Stay at Home order,…

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Each week, we’re going to start sharing words of encouragement, highlights of what’s helping and stories of strength from our very own member moms in a section called Mom 2 MOM.  In a way, I feel more prepared to deal with this crisis because I am a single mom. We are used to overcoming by striving…

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Reposted advice attributed to a psychologist:After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can…

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RISE Update Last semester we shared that we were excited to launch a new residential leadership program that would allow single moms in college to be a part of their college community, live affordably and lean on each other for support. You can read more about that HERE. Unfortunately, plans changed due to circumstances beyond…

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