"News" piece on a unique program in Maine called Parents as Scholars, which supp
"News" piece on a unique program in Maine called Parents as Scholars, which supports welfare recipients while they obtain college degrees. Since the 1996 welfare reform, the national trend has been to prod welfare recipients into the work force rather than into college programs. But according to a recent Maine study by The Alliance for Family Success (TAFS) and published by Maine Equal Justice Partners, those who receive two- or four-year college degrees earn higher wages and better benefit packages and thus are more likely to stop needing welfare. According to Rebekah Smith of Maine Equal Justice, about 800 families are currently enrolled in the Parents as Scholars program. With details about the TAFS study, which surveyed 56 graduates.
Parents as Scholars, Welfare
Goldfine, Rebecca, ""News" piece on a unique program in Maine called Parents as Scholars, which supp" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5948.