College Success Forum
Building Futures for Women and Girls
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:00-11:30am
Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room 1A, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford
60,000 women and girls live in poverty in Greater Hartford. The Aurora Report reveals that a woman who attains a Bachelor’s degree earns about $47,000 a year, while a woman with a high school diploma earns about half as much. Education is a key to achieving financial stability and improving the lives of families. In Hartford County, only 33% of all women, 17% of African American women and 13% of Latinas get Bachelor’s degrees. Join us for an exploration of the obstacles preventing women from succeeding in college, and learn about innovative programs that propel women to success.