Volunteers help housing authority residents pursue college degrees (Housing Authority of Cook County)

Date Published: 
November 14th, 2019

From the Chicago Tribune:

Earning a college degree is often easier said than done, especially for working parents who are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

The college experience can be overwhelming. When new students first set foot on campus, they can get lost looking for a classroom or office. They may become exasperated trying to fill out financial aid forms. Students may feel like giving up.

A program that provides individualized coaching and support to participants pursuing college degrees is helping dozens of south suburban residents. The Housing Authority of Cook County is expanding its partnership with the Chicago-based nonprofit One Million Degrees, which connects experienced volunteers with students.

Read the Chicago Tribune's article "Volunteers help housing authority residents pursue college degrees," featuring the Housing Authority of Cook County.

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