Special Populations Collaborative

Economically Disadvantaged/All Special Populations

College of the Desert The Girl Friend Factor

College of the Desert (COD) partnered with the Girl Friend Factor to present a seminar entitled, “Going Back to School and Still Having A Life” to motivate women to return to college.  The course emphasizes positive thinking and personal success as well as Career and Life Planning and Personal Exploration.  Thirty-one students successfully completed the course which fulfills a general education requirement to transfer to a California State University.  A prerequisite is not required to register for the class and it is a safe environment with others who have experienced life and are ready to pursue the dream of a college education. Motivational speakers are invited to make class presentations, such as professionals from the Betty Ford Center.

The Girl Friend Factor is a local women’s organization that encourages women to return to college to achieve self sufficiency and financial advancement. The Go Girl Campaign has proclaimed January to be National Go Education Month.

For more information, contact Margo Capuano at (760) 862-1351.