We believe in a two-generational approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.

Initially, Raise the Barr was focusing exclusively on providing tuition and childcare to single mothers.  We are now expanding our mission by focusing on deepening our partnerships with like-minded organizations in the Twin Cities and Los Angeles.  We are focusing on developing partnerships that help us address the challenges of single parent families holistically.  

We believe that the best way to have an impact is to provide single parent families access to a variety of services and a supportive community.   No one charity can do it all because so many different factors are involved. We are collaborating with charities and organizations that have expertise and interests that complement our own. 

UCLA Partnership

One of our newest initiatives is working with the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA to assess the needs of single parent scholars on campus so that we can collaboratively develop targeted programs in the areas of greatest need. Our long-term goal is to create a replicable, cost-effective model that we can share with universities and colleges across the country.

jeremiah program

Raise the Barr has been collaborating with the Jeremiah Program since we were established in 2016.  They have served as key advisors to us. In addition, we have held joint fundraiser and collaborated on our scholarship program. As we expand our programs, we look forward to deepening our relationship with the Jeremiah Program. This year, Anthony will be visiting the daycare center each month to spend time with the children in daycare program.

Scholarships anD Grant

Currently, we are prioritizing scholarships to single parents who reside in California and Minnesota, are the sole or primary care providers, and have not yet earned a post-secondary degree or other certification/licensing.

I am currently a first-year student at National American University (NAU) seeking out an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. It is my plan to continue my education in Business and eventually build a career in the health and human services field. With this scholarship, I will be able to focus on my academics without financial worries.
— Natasha Redeagle, RTB Scholarship Recipient

Raise the Barr is committed to assisting single parents overcome poverty and/or difficult financial circumstances through attaining a post-secondary degree or certification.  We provide scholarships and grants to single parents to assist with tuition, books, childcare, and other support needed to complete their higher education.  Learn more