History & Funding
What is the history of the Transitions Program?
Transitions was begun in l985 in an off campus location. It is one of hundreds of programs around the country that were funded by federal legislation to help homemakers develop job skills. Program funding was later expanded to include single parents.
Transitions was one of the state’s first programs for single parents and displaced homemakers, and is now one of approximately 13 similar programs at Oregon community colleges. The program was located on the Mt. Hood Community College campus in l994, and was expanded in l999 to include Transiciones, a Transitions program for Latina women. Transiciones is a bilingual, bicultural service with classes taught in Spanish and support for students to complete ESL and ENL classes and to move into mainstream college classes and programs.
How is the Transitions program funded?
Transitions is funded with a combination of public and private funds. Staff salaries are paid by college funds and by federal “Perkins” dollars. Private donors, corporations and foundations also provide grants to provide student assistance funds for child care, fees and books.