Overcoming obstacles for the college bound single parent
We believe a college education is the solution in fighting generational poverty.
An avenue to their accomplishments is to provide college housing at no cost to single mothers.
Enliven Foundation is in the business of equipping and empowering parents to achieve personal and academic success by providing practical needs, academic guidance, and emotional support.
When a child looks to a parent for guidance into adulthood and finds that the parent values education, the child will most likely choose education as well.
Quite often single mothers are at a financial disadvantage in achieving their academic goals. Lacking supportive family and raising their children alone, they find themselves reliant on state assistance or in a minimum wage job, without hope of achieving their goals. Enliven strives to restore hope where it was lost.
Our focus is in helping single parents who are in poverty achieve their academic goals. The founding board of Enliven recognizes that there is a population of single parents who are trapped in the financial struggle of paying for housing and childcare while attempting to achieve their academic goals. Enliven strives to conquer this enormous obstacle by offering housing to those single mothers who strive to break the strongholds of generational poverty and provide a promising future to their children.
Enliven’s main purpose is to bridge the gap between defeat and accomplishment. We believe education is the solution. An avenue to their accomplishments is to provide college housing at no cost.
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Although there is government subsidized housing, currently there is up to a three year waiting list. Enliven strives to provide housing for single mothers at no cost during this interim.
Although the qualified applicant can receive state assistance, there are parameters. In them, the single mother will receive $432 in cash and also food stamps. The cash received is to cover ALL living expenses.
Two out of five of single mothers live in poverty
The average wage of these mothers is $430/month
Two million single mothers have little or no means to contribute financially to their educational expenses
Single mothers in poverty are forced to choose between a college education and shelter for their children