Career Paths for Rural Families
The Career Paths for Rural Families project will transform the lives of up to 50 families living in poverty in rural Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties by sponsoring education and providing personal development assistance to the heads of household. This education will allow them to obtain a degree or certification toward a career that pays a true living wage and offers benefits. The project will pay for participant’s tuition, fees, books, childcare, transportation and emergency expenses, as well as provide case management to keep each participant motivated in their coursework and to assist them in times of personal need. Twenty-five individuals will graduate and enter career employment within the two-year project period, transforming the long-term economic prospects of their families. An additional 20 will complete 3 or more semesters of coursework and will graduate after the two-year Project period.