Who We Are


Through research, policy advocacy, capacity building, and community engagement, The California Alliance for Student Parent Success supports the postsecondary success and comprehensive well-being of California student parents and their families.


We envision a California where higher education systems equitably support and empower student parents on their paths to earning meaningful credentials and securing gainful employment. We commit to driving systems change and advocate for investing in resources and services that propel student parents and their families forward. We work to ensure that student parents and their families are recognized and supported, effectively bridging equity gaps and strengthening systems that will enable current and future generations to truly thrive.

Did you know?

undergraduates in California are student parents


of student parents are Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native American

Californians do not have a higher education degree
0 Million


of these Californians have dependent children

How We Realize Our Vision

Policy Advocacy

Propelling systems change to better serve student parents and their families

Research & Analysis​

Filling in the informational gaps to advance smart policies that make the most impact

Capacity Building

Improving institutional practices and structures to address student parents’ needs

Community Engagement

Connecting and empowering all those dedicated to student parent success

Get to Know Us

The Alliance serves to turn the rising support for student parents into lasting change that benefits the state’s diverse communities and future generations.

California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy and EdTrust-West are the conveners and backbone organizations of The Alliance, driving overall strategy and project management.