CHILDCARE ACCESSIBILITY SIGNALS THE WEALTH AND EDUCATION GAP IN CALIFORNIA
This issue is exasperated when young mothers are single. Many wait months, even years, on subsidized childcare waitlists, and the majority of these do not accept infants and/or require children to be potty trained. This means that for the first two years of the child’s life, a young mom has to rely on family to help if she is to be able to make any investment in her future beyond high school.
Parenting teens are one of the youth populations at highest risk for not finishing their high school education or pursuing a post-secondary education. Only 38% of young mothers graduate from high school and less than 2% of them complete college by the age of 30.
In California, those who don’t graduate from high school earn annually less than half of the amount considered the state’s living wage of $57,096.
(MILPITAS, CA) – Teen Success, Inc. announces incoming Board Co-Chairs, Madonna Bolano and Ellen Moir, succeeding Nancy Heinen’s four years of service as Board Chair.
We're outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery – but just saying that, it’s simply not enough. To say that we're heartbroken for George’s wife and daughter – it’s not enough. We're grieving their loss and angry for having to do so, but, that's not enough.
We've been fighting for social justice for young mothers and it's time for a reckoning.
It might seem like educational equity is a different fight than the Black Lives Matter movement, but it isn't. We can't continue to sidestep the fact that ending the cycle of poverty won’t happen without also dismantling the institutions and policies that keep Black communities trapped.
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They're also experiencing increases in both mental health challenges and parenting stress. Many were already struggling to stay on top of classes and connected to school, which is now proving to be even harder with distance learning. On top of the increasing demand for technology their education requires (but doesn’t provide), they’re also caring for their children full-time because the daycares they counted on at school are closed.
Pregnant, parenting, and nonparenting youth must have access to culturally relevant and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services and educational, material, economic, and emotional support
Education and reproductive health care are equally important to the success of young families and while government rulings, lawsuits, and appeals around Title X may dominate the headlines today, let’s not forget the young parents who will ultimately suffer or benefit because of decisions made by people far removed from their stories, stories that ACR 201 seeks to bring to life and inform policy decisions.
National network unites Americans and high-impact nonprofits to break the cycle of poverty; All individual donations of up to $1,000 matched through the end of 2019
MILPITAS, CA, August 25, 2019 – Teen Success, Inc. is proud to announce its participation in Stand Together Foundation’s 'Giving Together' Initiative to raise awareness, inspire action and help people make a difference in communities across the country.
In honor of California Young Parents Day, August 25 – a day recognizing young parents’ dignity, right to education, and access to vital resources they need to become the best students, parents, and citizens they can be – Teen Success, Inc. reaffirms its commitment to empower young mothers to reach their full potential and is launching a campaign to raise $25,000 by December 31 through individual and matched funds from Stand Together Foundation.
From MilpitasBeat.com, June 19, 2019, by Rhoda Shapiro: Based in the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Milpitas, Teen Success, Inc. is making a tremendous impact in our community.
Not only is it empowering young moms to graduate from high school, but it’s breaking down the stigma associated with teen motherhood, while also helping to lift families out of poverty.
In our country, only 38% of teen moms graduate from high school. However, Teen Success, Inc. has a 93% graduation rate among teen moms who take their program.
In Episode 2 of our new podcast, The Bay Area Beat, we interviewed Diana Heinrich, the Communications and Marketing Manager for Teen Success, Inc, along with Sofia Jaquez, a young mom whose life has been transformed by completing the program and graduating from high school.
You can listen to their inspiring story below…
May 28, 2019, San Jose | La Raza 93.3 interviewed Kassandra Perez, Teen Success, Inc. Graduate and two-time Scholarship Recipient and Diana Heinrich, Teen Success, Inc. Communications and Marketing Manager.
Kassandra and Diana were on 93.3's show "Contacto Con La Raza" with host, Enlil Garcia. Listen to the full interview in Spanish here.
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
By: Becka Ross, Director of Development and Communications, Teen Success, Inc.
Donating should be a fun and meaningful way to make a difference in the world, but how do you know if it's worth it and if you're making an impact?
These 3 easy steps will help you create your own Annual Charitable Giving Plan. Use it to guide you this holiday season and for years to come. (Want to know how to donate for free? Look for a bonus step at the bottom of this post!)
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As many of you know, Teen Success, Inc. is growing! This fall, we opened new programs in Sacramento, Madera, and Reno, NV and are increasing the number of young mothers and children we are serving in San Jose and Bakersfield.
Our Advocates have been hard at work ensuring that all young mothers have the support and resources they need to graduate high school and continue their education, as well as the skills to help their children thrive. Since our program year began in July, we have already served 208 young families across California and Northern Nevada!
All of us at Teen Success, Inc. are excited to be empowering more young mothers to achieve their full potential in school and in life, so their children also thrive. Thank you for standing with young mothers and helping them create a pathway out of poverty for two generations!
Karin Kelley, Executive Director, Teen Success, Inc.
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Teen Success, Inc. creates economic advancement for multiple generations, by partnering with young mothers to further their education, build life and career skills, and nurture their children’s development.
Teen Success, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Tax ID: 45-0702884
Get In Touch With Us
Headquarters & Bay Area Office
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
508 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
Main: (408) 263-8330
Central Valley Office
2909 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721
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3626 Fair Oaks Blvd #100, Sacramento, CA 95864