Our vision: To create a brighter future for moms and their children.
Our mission: To mentor and prepare mothers of school-age children to achieve a college education and inspire them to be role models of academic, personal, and professional success for their children.
ANSWER impacts economic mobility by providing scholarships, mentoring and professional development opportunities to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12) and are seeking to earn:
One of the below 2-year degrees from CPCC:
- Business and Accounting
- Construction and Trades
- Design and Architecture
- Information Technology
- Mathematics and Science
a two-year nursing degree from any college in Mecklenburg and 11 surrounding counties in North & South Carolina.
or a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice in Mecklenburg and 11 surrounding counties of North & South Carolina.
- Since 2006, ANSWER has provided scholarships to 125 women totaling over $718k.
- ANSWER Scholarship's Mentors For Mom program provides personal and professional development workshops and a mentor to each scholar to help ensure success.
- ANSWER's graduation rate is more than 80% since 2006 compared to less than 50% for other non-traditional students.