For almost every student on campus, juggling classes and a part-time job may be a difficult task to undertake on a day-to-day basis. However, for Cal State L.A. students who are mothers, daily responsibilities do not stop with homework or a late night study session, but a third shift–to care for their children.

Information in a 2014 study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research revealed 4.8 million college students were raising children. In addition, according to The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research organization, 10 percent of college-age women becomes pregnant every year.