By Hannah Zedaker

Lone Star College [System] should increase its outreach, especially in our African American and Latin [American] communities. We should recruit students in more mediums. This means, in addition to in-person recruitment at schools, we are doing more digitally to engage people in spaces that they communicate. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has found that nearly 5 million students in the country are raising children while attending school. The majority of those are women of color who are balancing school, child rearing and work in an effort to obtain an education. By offering a low cost childcare option, Lone Star College [System] can help ease that burden and see more student parents graduate.