Barriers to Adult education
"There are many mothers like me who found a second opportunity to improve their education and become better parents and members of the community."
While research shows that a parent’s educational attainment is the best predictor of a child’s academic success, there are many barriers preventing parents from increasing their education and acquiring skills to help them move their families out of poverty.
- The first is language and culture. The many immigrants in northwest Pasadena need programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for families caught between two cultures.
- Another is transportation. Many families are without cars or access to public transportation, therefore preventing them from attending classes at Pasadena City College, located on the opposite side of the city.
- The most significant barrier for parents is childcare. They have no one to care for their young children while they attend classes.
Mothers’ Club helps parents overcome each of these barriers.
- Our programs are culturally sensitive to the needs of immigrants
- Our center is conveniently located on a major bus line and within walking distance for many families in need
- Our partnership with Pasadena City College allows us to offer adult education opportunities at our learning center while providing onsite, high-quality early childhood education for their children.