A Case Study of How Community College Student Parents of Color Navigate College and Careers

Community colleges, which can lead students to job opportunities and well-paying careers, are one of the main entry points to higher education for student parents. We use a conceptual framework that bridges career capital and community cultural wealth to understand student parents’ college and career trajectories.

This study asks:

  1. How do student parents of color navigate community college?
  2. How do student parents of color make educational and career decisions?
  3. What, if any, institutional resources do student parents of color utilize to learn about career planning and workforce transition resources at their campus?