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Life Impact Program

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Location:
Milwaukee, WI, us
On-Campus
Program Affiliation:
  • University
Program Services Offered:
  • Academic-Services
  • Counseling
  • Financial-Services
  • Material-Supports
  • Referrals
  • Support-Groups
Eligibility:
Disadvantaged parents
Program Evaluation Available:
Program Evaluation Available Upon request
Program Description:

The Life Impact Program at the University of WI - Milwaukee assists disadvantaged parents in their efforts to attain a higher education. The program provides participants with a $5,000 renewable scholarship as well as academic, professional and personal support. Program scholars work with a Life Coach team who serves as a first point of contact for all concerns and provides resources and referrals to campus and community programs. Life Impact Scholars have access to student parent workshops, family friendly events, support groups, post-graduation support and emergency funds. To date, program efforts have resulted in 84.2% graduation and retention rate for the 142 UWM student parents that have been served. Of the program graduates, 100% have reported employment and/or are seeking advanced degrees within 6-9 months of graduation. The Life Impact Program was established in 2005 through a generous donation from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation. Along with their continued support, funding from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has allowed Life Impact to expand and extend their program services.

Contact Information:

E-mail: mycoach@uwm.edu
Phone Number: (414)229-6626
Program Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/lifeimpact/

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