Jennifer Stepp is a 29-year-old single mother of three living in Reading, PA. Stepp attends Harcum's Early Childhood Education program offered in conjunction with a partnership site. Stepp says her goal is to obtain an associate degree and then a bachelor's degree. She hopes to open a day care center of her own someday.
National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a series of reports on poverty and highlighted Harcum's work in Reading, PA. Read or listen to the entire story...
Reading, PA is among the Nation's poorest cities with 66% of the population living at or below the poverty level. Many single-parent households rely on help from local organizations to meet their basic daily needs. Many families see little hope of earning a College degree, until Harcum stepped in to help.
In collaboration with local organizations, Harcum offers degree programs at several partnership sites in the Delaware Valley. Students study and learn in their communities and earn an Associate Degree from Harcum.
The programs offer affordable tuition, an accelerated format and convenient evening courses, which meet twice a week. The programs are fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools through Harcum College. Students participating in the programs are fully-matriculated students of Harcum College and their degree is awarded by Harcum College. The programs encompass the key elements necessary for success, enabling the graduate to address the complexities of today’s workforce.