Project Independence Program

Cascade SU 301| Coordinator: Debbie Stone | 971-722-5249

Project Independence Class

Project Independence is a tuition free college credit program. The program helps students with college readiness while examining educational and career goals. Project Independence provides an opportunity for women to explore career and life options and gain self-confidence with a cohort of women in an educational setting. 

Typical program participants have experienced one or more of the following: 

  • Single parent
  • Divorced, separated, or displaced homemaker
  • Widowed
  • Undecided about a career
  • Survivor of domestic violence
  • In recovery
  • Experiencing some anxiety about returning to school
  • First time in college

Project Independence students

Classes include:

  • Career & Life Planning
  • Values Clarification
  • Introduction to Assertiveness
  • College Survival & Success
  • Adult Fitness
  • Overcoming Math Anxiety
  • Intro to Windows

Support services for Project Independence students & alumni include:

  • On-going personal & academic support
  • Limited childcare scholarship
  • Limited help with transportation
  • A safe comfortable place to learn how to do college

How to sign up:

  • You must attend a Project Independence Information Session before attending a Project Independence Orientation. Information Session are held at the Women's Resource Center (SSB 103). At the Information Session, you will hear more about the program and learn the first steps to starting college such as:
    • Admissions to college
    • FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid Application)
    • Taking The Compass (college placement test)
Spring 2015 PI Information Session Schedule

To learn more about Project Independence and how you can apply for the program, attend one of the following sessions:

All sessions held in the Women's Resource Center

Tuesday, Feb. 10th 9:00-10:00

Friday, Feb. 20th 9:00-10:00

Friday, March 4th9:00-10:00

Spring 2015 PI Application Sessions

The Application Session is for those who have already attended an Information Session and have met the requirements for the program.

Application Sessions will be announced during Information Sessions ONLY

New Project Independence classes begin each fall, winter, and spring terms. Stop by the Women's Resource Center (SU 301) or call us at 971-722-5249 to be added to the contact list for upcoming term.


Project Independence circle