To help women raising school-age children in fulfilling their dream of earning a college degree, while creating the desire, expectation, and priority of a college education for their children to follow in their footsteps.
ANSWER has funded 173 college scholarships to 101 local moms since our founding in 2006.
We’ve helped remarkable mothers in the Charlotte region earn college degrees. Their children are inspired to follow their moms’ example and work harder in school.
ANSWER’s graduation rate is 85%, compared to the national graduation rate of 46% for non-traditional students.
Our scholars have graduated from UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University, Johnson C. Smith University, and many other colleges and universities. Some scholars have gone on to earn master’s degrees. All are prepared to develop careers in the fields of their choice.
We are proud to influence economic and social mobility in our community by helping to educate one mother at a time.
A Word About Diversity
ANSWER has been devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion since our founding in 2006. We actively seek diversity in our scholarship recipients, volunteers, board, donors and staff. At our core is the belief that a mother's college degree opens doors to a better life for her entire family. As our contribution to social justice, we want to help provide that opportunity to as many mothers as we can.
We intentionally engage people with diverse backgrounds and different points of view among our leadership. We are committed to growing our understanding and awareness of social justice, and believe our continued focus on diversity will strengthen our commitment to those we serve and to our community.