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.
Making College a Reality
EL PASO — Elizabeth Cruz, 43, works as a custodian and her daughter Victoria Cruz, 13, is a middle-school student. Through participating in a two-generational program, Con Mi MADRE, they now know that attending college is a potential reality for both of them — not just a dream. 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
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
Newcomers Navigating the Market
HOUSTON — Van Trinh, 25, emigrated from Saigon, Vietnam, and knows firsthand that navigating lengthy housing leases and apartment applications is difficult when there’s a language barrier. She works at a nonprofit helping immigrant and refugee families who face the same translation challenges that her family continues to face. Read the Transcript