Location

Portland State University

Start Date

19-6-2018 10:45 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26501

Description

This presentation will share the stories of 23 student mothers enrolled in two community colleges. In their own words student mothers described their intersecting identities as both invisible and empowering. Findings from the study point to the resiliency of student mothers who utilized personal assets and institutional resources. Recommendations for community colleges include developing a strategic method to gather data to better serve this student population. Further, institutions are encouraged to re-examine child care services and supports on campus.

Kamisha Sullivan- Kamisha recently completed an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from CSU Long Beach. Dr. Sullivan has many years of teaching experience: ten years as a second grade teacher and six years in the community college setting. She is passionate about supporting students at all levels of the educational pipeline. Her research is grounded in Intersectionality and Resiliency with a focus on student mothers in the community college setting. She has been a Board member of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center for the past two years. Dr. Sullivan is a mother of three young children and resides in Long Beach. studentmothers@gmail.com

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Jun 19th, 10:45 AM

Intersecting Identities and Resiliency: Sharing Stories of Student Mothers in Community College

Portland State University

This presentation will share the stories of 23 student mothers enrolled in two community colleges. In their own words student mothers described their intersecting identities as both invisible and empowering. Findings from the study point to the resiliency of student mothers who utilized personal assets and institutional resources. Recommendations for community colleges include developing a strategic method to gather data to better serve this student population. Further, institutions are encouraged to re-examine child care services and supports on campus.

Kamisha Sullivan- Kamisha recently completed an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from CSU Long Beach. Dr. Sullivan has many years of teaching experience: ten years as a second grade teacher and six years in the community college setting. She is passionate about supporting students at all levels of the educational pipeline. Her research is grounded in Intersectionality and Resiliency with a focus on student mothers in the community college setting. She has been a Board member of the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center for the past two years. Dr. Sullivan is a mother of three young children and resides in Long Beach. studentmothers@gmail.com