|What is the Transiciones Program?
Transiciones is a career planning and college preparation for Latina single parents and homemakers. The Transiciones and Transitions programs are similar in content, Transiciones is specifically designed for Latina women who are studying English. The program provides a two-term set of services that include life and career planning classes as well as a transition to college class taught in Spanish, case management to help students succeed, and some financial assistance for school related expenses.
|The goal of the program is to prepare students for college classes and programs.
Who is eligible?
Latino single parents and homemakers who are enrolled in English classes at ESL 85E or higher. Exceptions are sometimes made for students who place at a lower English level. Limited scholarships are available for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students must take the college placement test.
What are the hours and dates of Transciones Program Classes?
Transiciones accepts a new cohort of 25-30 students each year. These students take three classes, Life Planning for English Learners and Career Planning for English Learners. Transiciones The first class is offered during fall term and the second class during winter term. Classes are usually scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons. Call 503-491-7680 for updated information on next years schedule.
What are the benefits of participating?
Transiciones helps students learn about the U.S. college system and the U.S. workforce and career opportunities. It also helps students explore cultural differences between Latino and Anglo cultures and learn how to practice bicultural skills. During Transiciones classes, students develop career goals, get to know college resources, learn how to apply for scholarships, and gain self confidence and communication skills. During and after completing Transicoines, scholarships are available to help students continue in school.
Does Transitions offer financial assistance to attend school?
During Transiciones, students may be eligible for financial assistance to help with child care and books. A limited number of scholarships are available to help with tuition and fees for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid. During and after Transiciones, students are eligible to apply for Transiciones scholarships to continue their studies.
How do I get more information or apply for the program?
For more information, call 503-491-7680. A staff member will provide information about the application process and take your name and phone number for later contact.