The Women to Women collaborative at Heritage University is a group of faculty and staff who are passionate about supporting women students at HU. Our purpose is to engage the philanthropic commitment of women in the community to help remove barriers to the educational success of our women students at Heritage.
Members of Women to Women wanted to identify key supports that can significantly impact the success of students. We began with a simple query to faculty and staff: what resource do you think could make a difference in the lives and success of our students? The input we received was overwhelming: quality, affordable childcare could make the difference in students’ ability to succeed academically. Given this feedback, we initiated a student survey with the support of the HU Institutional Research Department, which validated childcare as a crucial need.
We are now working together with leaders from our community, many of them alumnae, to establish a scholarship fund that will aid students with tuition for high quality early learning and childcare. Given that women are 75% of our student body and that 28% are single parents, childcare is a crucial priority.
To get involved with this initiative, please contact NewWashington@heritage.edu
. To contribute, c
hecks can made payable to Heritage University and sent to the Heritage University Advancement Office at 3240 Fort Road, Toppenish, WA 98948
. In the memo line, write “Women to Women Scholarship Fund”.