Students with Children

Students raising children or other dependents have many responsibilities. Whether you are a parent, guardian or caretaker, Northwest Vista recognizes the unique challenges students with children face as they pursue their educational and career goals.

Access to college doesn't just mean academic help; we are committed to helping overcome hurdles that keep students from reaching their goals.

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Advocacy

As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students beyond the classroom, on-campus advocacy centers are available at all five Alamo Colleges.

We partner with different organizations to provide services like job assistance, food security, clothing, childcare, utility assistance, and mental health counseling.

General Student Advocacy Helpline:
210-486-1111
NVC Advocacy Information:
210-486-HELP (4357) nvc-advocacyctr@alamo.edu  CLICK HERE for more information on NVC's Advocacy & Resource Center Services

Connect with your college's advocacy center by clicking the link below.

NVC Student Advocacy Center

Check out a Few of our NVC Family/Kid Spots:

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NVC Library Family Study Room 

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NVC Kids Tables: Desert Willow Welcome Center and Advocacy Center

 

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NVC Advocacy "The Store" Kids Checkout

 

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Connect with your peers & college!

There are a lot of students who, like you, are raising children or other dependents in their care. Meet other student parents through the following groups to learn about events, resources and service information. All you have to do is click the button below, sign in with your ACES login, and click “Join.”

NVC Parent Group CLICK HERE
Alamo Colleges Student Parent Resource Network CLICK HERE
NVC FAMILY-FRIENDLY events CLICK HERE

Join the Student Parent Network  on AlamoEXPERIENCE

Childcare

The Alamo Colleges have nationally accredited, high-quality child development centers at three of our colleges. These resources are available to students attending any of the Alamo Colleges. Payment assistance and subsidized rates are available for qualifying students.

On-Campus Childcare

Palo Alto College

Ray Ellison Family Center

210-486-3500

Learn More

San Antonio College

Early Childhood Center

210-486-0530

Learn More

St. Philip’s College

Child Development Center

210-486-2500

Learn More

Other  Resources

Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Program

City of San Antonio Human Services

Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers who need assistance are encouraged to receive support through our Student Success Services.  This includes, yet is not limited to our NVC Advocacy center and Access(DSS) support services. For more information please contact:

NVC Advocacy Center

Access Office (Disability Services)

 

Lactation Rooms

Desert Willow Welcome Center  room 104

Cedar Elm Stem Center room 214

 

Health Care Services

Primary health care services are available to students enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges through Wellness 360 clinics, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio. Available to students with and without health insurance, the program will provide treatment for allergies, colds, and other minor health issues. 

Learn more about Wellness 360

Technology Resources

Technology resources, such as laptops rentals, are available for any currently enrolled Alamo Colleges student in need of reliable computer access. These resources are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Device Checkout and Low Cost Internet
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Laptops are available for students.

Click Here for Laptop Checkout Information

Affordable internet solutions are available.

Programs are available to provide students and employees low-cost internet service.

Click Here for Low Cost Internet Information

Students should contact their home college’s Information Technology department during their hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

NVC: 210-486-4777

Tutoring

Our colleges offer a variety of FREE tutoring services students need to succeed academically. 

NVC Tutoring Services

Scholarships

The Alamo Colleges Foundation distributes financial awards from nearly 20 academic scholarship funds to support students raising children or other dependents. By submitting just one application each academic year, students with children will be considered for these scholarships and many more.

NVC Scholarships

The Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships

NVC Student Parent Liaison Officers:

The NVC Student Parent Liaison Officers serves  students who are parents or guardians of children under 18 and provides  a range of resources to meet their needs that includes: promoting accessibility, privacy, and a comprehensive approach to support the academic and per-sonal success of parenting students. Please contact our NVC Liaisons for  additional information or assistance:

Jennifer Comedy-Holmes- jcomedy-holmes@alamo.edu

Pamela Frias- pfrias3@alamo.edu