Study: 14% of Community College Students HomelessJuly 3, 2017 |
by Ramsey Touchberry, University of Florida
At the age of 35 and caring for her 9-year-old son, Mary Baxter found herself without a place to live last summer. Forced from her apartment because of unlivable conditions and her landlord facing foreclosure, Baxter knew she needed to go back to school.
“For me, it wasn’t an option,” says Baxter, who received a two-year art and design degree from Community College of Philadelphia in May 2016.