For Chris Sarracino, success in college required two key ingredients: maturity and fatherhood. Going back to school at FRCC has helped him manage a busy life while working and parenting. After successfully completing his associate degree, he’s now moving on to his bachelor’s at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Initiative Helps Students Financially and Academically Did I say COSI? Yes I did. In fact, more and more FRCC students are getting excited when they hear the acronym because it is the sound of money. Since 2015, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) has been giving millions of dollars to Colorado college students each year. The […]
As we get into our “new normal” this school year, there are some very notable differences from past semesters. Some students are coming back in person (with masks and social distancing, of course)—and others are coming back virtually. Our students who are also parents are likely starting their virtual classes side-by-side with their children this […]
Understanding the Student-Parent Experience One-fourth of all community college students are parents, and yet this large portion of our student population remains largely unseen. In addition to the usual challenges that college students face—homework, navigating schedules and paying for college—student-parents have the added challenge of securing affordable, quality child care. And they don’t just need […]
Like everything else, early care and education (ECE) is experiencing significant changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those of you reading this blog with a toddler in your lap are especially aware of how true this is. To learn more about ECE and its profound effects on us all—not just those of us with young […]
What would you do with an extra $500 a month? At the start of a new school year, many Colorado parents of kindergartners are happily asking themselves this question. That’s because, for the first time, parents of kindergartners do not have to pay for their children to attend school for the whole day. Child Care […]