Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County Announces ‘Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support’ Initiative

Some of the single parents enrolled in Ivy Tech's I.PASS program. Photo providedSome of the single parents enrolled in Ivy Tech's I.PASS program. Photo provided

By Lesley DeVoss—

MUNCIE, Ind.Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support (I.PASS) is a new initiative at Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County to help support single parents in earning workforce-ready certifications and associates degrees. The program provides single parents with connections to community programs, mentors in the Ivy Tech community and additional support through meetings.

“I.PASS was created with the single mother learner in mind. While I.PASS is designed for all parents, only 8% of single mother learners graduate with an associates or bachelor’s degree. That number is incredibly low and here at Ivy Tech we wanted to change those completion rates for our students. We are doing this through I.PASS. Part of the change is the opening of the Intercultural Center for Inclusion, a space for students with children and anyone who desires a sense of community with their fellow students. A place to belong!” Alisa Wells, Executive Director of Community Engagement and I.PASS Initiative Statewide Lead, said.

Learn more by joining Ivy Tech’s Intercultural Center for Inclusion at 316 West Howard Street, Muncie, IN 47305 on July 8th for an I.PASS Registration Event. During the event Ivy Tech staff will be on hand to teach prospective single parent students how to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), application for Ivy Tech, learn about financial aid options and discuss the I.PASS initiative. Reserve one of the 40 spots for this event by RSVPing at IPASSEvent.eventbrite.com. Contact Destinee Lewis, Intercultural Coordinator, for further information about the event at dlewis333@ivytech.edu.

Learn more about the I.PASS initiative, Intercultural Center for Inclusion and Ivy Tech Community College by emailing askmuncie@ivytech.edu or visiting ivytech.edu/Muncie.


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree.  Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.