Welcome to Student Parent Support Services (SPSS) – we are so glad you are here! Below is an overview of what our area can offer. Our office utilizes an intentional 2Gen approach where we provide resources to student-parents that are inclusive and in celebration of their unique identities and backgrounds. Through case management, program facilitation, and advocacy we aim to retain student-parents from post-admission to graduation.
If you have any questions about SPSS please contact Megan Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Student Parent Advisory Group
This workgroup is convened to gather information and report on parent and family needs, barriers to success, and how we can support families and eliminate barriers. This council is a partnership with CCA, other CCCS schools, and community partners to further Gen-2 initiatives in the state of Colorado.
Student Parent Advocacy Group
SPAG is student organization for and by parenting students. This organization is meant to support students who identify as parents through support, community, and advocacy. If you are interested in participating please e-mail email@example.com. We are looking to fill officer positions and would love to speak with you.
Student Parent Scholars’ Cohort: Fall 2022 – Spring 2023
This scholarship cohort is for student parents and supports their education goals with scholarship, community engagement, and case management. This cohort provides a community for Student Parents, membership to the Student Parent Advocacy Group, access to family events at CCA, and support around navigating receiving an education and supporting your family.
If you are interested in the Student Parent Scholars’ Cohort please e-mail Megan Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Parent Navigator/ Project Manager
The Student Parent Navigator is dedicated to providing support and community development for both student parents and children at the Community College of Aurora, and throughout the greater Colorado Community College System.
Megan Cuddihee Dempsey M.A. is the Student Parent Navigator and can be reached at email@example.com
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
CCA serves as a site for students and their children to register for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free children’s literacy program that provides children 0-5 years a new book each month until their 5th birthday. This service is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Aurora, and will be an excellent asset to our services in achieving 2Gen student success. For more information on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and to register, please scan the QR code below.
Foxy’s Activity Book
Foxy’s Activity Book features fun Foxy facts, coloring pages, activities, support services information, and much more! This book is a wonderful resource to have in your area for children and visitors to engage with while we are supporting students. The book also features an exclusive interview with Foxy where they share all the things they love about CCA. The book can be picked up on campus at Centre Tech Student Building 205A while supplies last.
Lactation and Chest-feeding Spaces on Campus
In compliance with law and in support of our nursing parents who are students, staff, faculty and visitors to our campus, Community College of Aurora is pleased to provide 2 lactation & chest-feeding rooms within our facilities. The following are the locations of the CCA lactation rooms:
CentreTech Classroom Building Room C111
Lowry North Quad, second floor, Room 205C
Child Care Resources
Quality Care - Find the Right Child Care Program for your Family
Child Care Navigator
Low-Income Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
Single Stop at CCA connects students to local community and governmental resources (e.g. SNAP, Medicaid, Childcare Assistance,TANF, etc.). Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive.
Provides advocacy, resources, and education for families with children birth to age 8. The Family Bridges staff connects families to community resources. This is not a one-size-fits-all program. It is designed to support each family in their unique situation and provide holistic support.
Family Bridges Referral Form
Student Parent Toolkit
Use this Student Parent Toolkit to find community resources such as health care, education, employment resources, and more for parents.
CCA has gone beyond physical campus sites to aid the academic experience, as well, by compiling a list of helpful online tips for individual students. This advice covers study habits, note and test-taking, memory techniques, time management, and more.
Low to Zero Cost Textbook Courses
Did you know that CCA offers low- or no-cost textbooks and class materials for certain classes? Yes, it’s true – and you can access these materials for upcoming fall classes!
Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-term Success (GOALS)
The GOALS program is a Two-Generation (2Gen) housing program for families experiencing homelessness from Aurora and Arapahoe County. GOALS provide families a private room while they develop long-term goals for stability self-reliance. Families are provided a safe space for four to nine months, and one-year of follow-up support.
Program Director: Ryan Sango