Location

Portland State University

Start Date

19-6-2018 10:45 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26499

Description

Barriers to higher education are plentiful for low income single parents. This workshop will explore how one Kentucky community uses partnerships to reduce barriers to education through housing, child care and employment.

Robyn Johnson Moreland- Robyn is the Director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Education Pays Program. Education Pays is a grant funded program through the state of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Families Services that provides TANF recipients with work study placements, career development, academic support and supportive services to help meet personal and professional goals. The program is celebrating the 20th year on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Robyn is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky with degrees in social work. She is celebrating her 20th year as a social worker and has worked within a variety of fields including; child protection, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, substance abuse, single parenting, school social work and higher education. She is the mother of three young sons and a teenage step daughter and married to a wonderfully supportive husband.

Melissa Gross- Melissa is the Director of Planning and Programming for KY River Foothills Development Council in Richmond, KY. Foothills is a community action agency in Central KY that is committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. Her roles at Foothills over the last 10 years include supporting Transportation, Weatherization and Fatherhood departments and most recently becoming Director of Eastern Scholar House. Melissa has 2 grown sons. She is involved in many community activities supporting women, young people and her church. Her career past has included financial markets, non profits and industry. She received her degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University. And most important she has been married to a “good man” for 28 years.

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Jun 19th, 10:45 AM

Breaking Away from Poverty- One Kentucky Communities Partnerships

Portland State University

Barriers to higher education are plentiful for low income single parents. This workshop will explore how one Kentucky community uses partnerships to reduce barriers to education through housing, child care and employment.

Robyn Johnson Moreland- Robyn is the Director of Eastern Kentucky University’s Education Pays Program. Education Pays is a grant funded program through the state of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Families Services that provides TANF recipients with work study placements, career development, academic support and supportive services to help meet personal and professional goals. The program is celebrating the 20th year on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Robyn is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky with degrees in social work. She is celebrating her 20th year as a social worker and has worked within a variety of fields including; child protection, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, substance abuse, single parenting, school social work and higher education. She is the mother of three young sons and a teenage step daughter and married to a wonderfully supportive husband.

Melissa Gross- Melissa is the Director of Planning and Programming for KY River Foothills Development Council in Richmond, KY. Foothills is a community action agency in Central KY that is committed to the promise of helping people and changing lives. Her roles at Foothills over the last 10 years include supporting Transportation, Weatherization and Fatherhood departments and most recently becoming Director of Eastern Scholar House. Melissa has 2 grown sons. She is involved in many community activities supporting women, young people and her church. Her career past has included financial markets, non profits and industry. She received her degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University. And most important she has been married to a “good man” for 28 years.