Many factors go into the educational success of children and families. According to Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a parent’s level of educational attainment can be a strong predictor of a child’s success. For example, a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that Mexican-born immigrant mothers of children in kindergarten through third grade who were simultaneously furthering their own education showed more involvement in their children’s education.
By focusing our support on the whole family, we believe Educational Success will become a core family value, caregivers will be motivated learners, and children will be ready to succeed in school. From early childhood enrichment and family literacy to career advancement and job training, our grantmaking programs help families thrive regardless of their stage of life.