What is the reality of women’s experiences in the Texas economy?
This is a report produced by Texas Women’s Foundation to explore Texas women’s economic opportunity.
Healthy Women & Families
TYLER — Francesca Williams, 30, struggles with health insurance costs. Medicaid covered her during pregnancy and 30 days postpartum. Professional opportunities are limited in her rural community as she works towards a nursing degree. Having the Nurse Family Partnership continue to provide medical information and motivation is a big help. Read the Transcript
New Pathways to Success
LUBBOCK — Brandi Miller, 30, was months away from graduating when the for-profit college she was attending suddenly closed with two days’ notice. Left with frustration, student debt, and a partially completed degree, she was encouraged to continue pursuing a postsecondary education by a local nonprofit and now has her sights set on a Master’s. Read the Transcript
Families Learning Together
AUSTIN — Cristina Guajardo, 42, recently moved to Texas, where she and her toddler are now part of a two-generational program that provides a combination of quality child care services and early childhood education so that parents can work and attend college classes. Read the Transcript
Constructing An Equitable Community
DONNA — Perla Sauceda, 39, quit high school upon realizing she was pregnant. She later joined a Proyecto Azteca program where youth earn a GED while being paid to construct homes for low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley. She’s now made a career out of building a brighter future. Read the Transcript