What We Do

The Opportunity

“Single mothers see a 1,582 percent return over their lifetime after graduating with an associate degree.  In other words, for every dollar spent on earning an associate degree, single mothers get back $15.82.” ¹

Single mothers in North Carolina who graduate with an Associate Degree (two-year undergraduate degree):

1 %
less likely to live in poverty than a high school graduate
$ 1
more earned over their lifetime vs with only a high school education.
$ 1
NC saves in public assistance spending over their lifetime

Single mothers in North Carolina who graduate with a Bachelors Degree (four-year undergraduate degree):

1 %
less likely to live in poverty than a high school graduate
$ 1
more earned over their lifetime vs with only a high school education.
$ 1
NC saves in public assistance spending over their lifetime

Our Holistic Approach

Seasons Village builds on the strengths and resilience of single mothers to encourage and support the aspirations they have for themselves, and their children.  We focus on connecting services and opportunities that will create pathways for single mother’s to move beyond poverty to prosperity.

Transformative Education

  • Focus on education, career and leadership development, life skills, and self-esteem/self worth
  • Individualized mentoring and tutoring to facilitate success for the mothers and their children

Health and Wellness

  • Support mothers’ and children’s physical, mental, and emotional wellness
  • Provide programs to empower the women and children
  • Referrals to partner agencies will be provided as needed

Economic Prosperity

  • Focus on each mother’s path to earning a livable wage and building wealth for her family
  • Engaging graduates to be a part of giving back to their community

Community Partnerships

  • Develop corporate partnerships and internships
  • Partner with other non-profits to provide holistic services
  • Partner with local educational institutions
  • Develop network of volunteers to extend women’s access to community resources

Stable Environment

  • Our goal is to eventually provide safe, affordable housing as part of our program while developing pathways to permanent housing and ownership.
  • Assist mothers in securing high-quality child care creating opportunity for mothers to focus on their education

 

Our Village Participants

  • Are single mothers, 18 years or older 
  • Have 1 or more children 16 years old or younger for whom they are the custodial parent
  • Have earned a HS Diploma or GED
  • Are enrolled in, or preparing to enroll into, a degree-seeking program or professional certification by the next academic semester after joining the program
  • Earn 60% or less of the Wake County Area Median Income upon acceptance
  • Are committed and active participants
  • Maintain a GPA consistent with the requirements of their financial aid while enrolled in school (usually a 2.0 or higher)

Benefits of Seasons Village

  • Financial assistance to reduce socioeconomic challenges
  • A supportive community of peers working toward self-reliance. We promote sisterhood within Seasons Village, nurture connections with coaches/advocates, and build relationships in the broader community.
  • 2-Gen approach to equally support, encourage and promote the growth of the mothers and their children
  • Individualized coaching to sustain families through mutually developed individual family plans for success
  • Workshops and training to support mental, emotional, and physical wellness to move families from surviving to thriving, providing referrals to professionals as needed
  • Access to professionals to develop skills and networks for employment
  • Equip with good communication skills and train for advocacy

¹ Statistics published by Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in 2017 dollars.  See full report here.

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