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.
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
It Takes A Village
DALLAS — Ashley Walker, 36, is a working mother who has six children enrolled in free after-school programs. She sees how community after-school programs strengthen child development, support parents’ careers and lift families out of poverty. 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
Medicina & Medicare
EL PASO – Maria Luisa Hernandez, 66, ha vivido en la frontera entre Texas y México confiando en remedios caseros y medicamentos mexicanos. Los gastos caros y papeleo extenso del seguro de salud estadounidense la desalentaba de tener cobertura hasta que se retiró por razones médicas y más tarde calificó para Medicare. Read the Transcript