SPREE: Single Parents Reaching Education to Employment

Support for single parents at JCC

As a single parent, providing for your family is your priority. Earning a college degree opens doors for career advancement, increased job opportunities and better quality of life for you and your family. It’s not easy to raise a family and go to college, but at Jamestown Community College you’re not alone.

At JCC, we work collaboratively with you through a program created to help support the educational and personal needs unique to single parent students. Single Parents Reaching Education to Employment (SPREE) works with single parent students to help them complete their program at JCC and secure sustainable employment upon graduation. Single parent students at all JCC locations are welcome and encouraged to enroll in the SPREE program!

Every family is different and needs a consistent support network. No matter what barriers you may face as you achieve your educational and life goals, SPREE is here for you.

SPREE participants have access to:

  • Peer support groups and networking
  • College and community resources/support services
  • Employment services
  • Food assistance (Including SNAP)
  • Personalized assistance from the SPREE achievement coach and project navigator
  • Assistance with establishing financial stability
  • Emergency funds for barriers impacting program completion
  • Other specialized services dedicated to enrolled single parent students

Join SPREE!

If you want to learn more about the SPREE program, please complete our SPREE Interest Form and we will reach out to you. You can also stop by our office in HULT 295 on the Jamestown Campus or give our office a call: Deborah Deppas at 716.338.1430 or Wende Lescynski at 716.338.1431.

To enroll in SPREE now, complete all of the following intake forms. We will contact you to welcome you, learn more about you and provide resources pertinent to your needs:

Staff

Staff Member Introduction

Deborah Deppas, SPREE Project Navigator

Deborah Deppas headshot, link goes to individual contact page

As the SPREE project manager, I am committed to supporting and guiding JCC's single parent students as they strive to reach the highest level of academic excellence in their educational programs through employment, while balancing family life and parenthood.

Wende Lescynski, SPREE Achievement Coach

Wende Lescynski headshot, link goes to individual contact page

As an achievement coach, I take pride in supporting your successes at JCC. The SPREE program can help you problem solve to overcome academic and personal barriers and use your strengths to reach your educational and career goals. I look forward to connecting with you!

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Contact SPREE

Jamestown Campus
(HULT 295)

716.338.1430