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Ruth Matthews Bourger
Women with Children Program

The Women with Children Program (WWC) at Misericordia University is one of only eight programs in the United States. The Program empowers economically disadvantaged single mothers by providing the opportunity to complete a college degree, creating brighter futures for themselves and for their children. The pathway to college and the completion of a four year degree may seem impossible right now. Through our program the roadblocks to higher education are removed and the completion of a college degree becomes a reality.

Ruth Matthews Bourger Women With Children Program - Creating a Legacy of Academic Excellence

Visit this link to learn more about program eligibility and the benefits that Bourger WWC families receive.

For more information, please view our informational brochure here or contact the Director, Katherine Pohlidal, at 570-674-6728.

Click here to download the application for the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women With Children Program.


Food Dignity - The Podcast - Episode 11: What is it like being a single mom in America? Kathrine Pohlidal podcast interview
The Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University fights poverty and food insecurity by championing women and their children through access to higher education and college degrees.  Listen to this #FoodDignity Podcast to hear Katherine Pohlidal, Director of the Program, discuss the road blocks that many economically disadvantaged, single mothers face when trying to complete a college degree and how the program removes barriers, so moms and their families can grow and thrive.