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Project Independence Program

Portland Community College (OR)
Portland, OR, us
Program Affiliation:
  • Community
Program Services Offered:
  • Academic-Services
  • Counseling
  • Classes
Typical participants are single mothers; divorced, separated, or displaced homeworkers; widowed; undecided about a career; survivor of domestic violence; in recovery; experiencing anxiety about returning to school; or in college for the first time
Program Description:

Project Independence at Portland Community College in Oregon is a free credit-bearing course to prepare women for college life. Designed for single mothers and other non-traditional adult students, it addresses a range of topics including: Career & Life Planning; Values Clarification; Introduction to Assertiveness; College Survival & Success; and Overcoming Math Anxiety. The intent is to explore career and life options and gain self-confidence with a cohort of women in an educational setting. Project Independence also provides on-going personal and academic support, limited childcare scholarships, limited help with transportation, and a comfortable place to learn in college.


Contact Information:

Name: Women's Resource Center
Phone Number: 971-722-5249
Program Website:

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