May 10, 2017 | Boston—Fengie Saintelus was 25 years old, trying to mix part-time enrollment in a community college with 12-hour shifts as a nursing assistant, when she found out that she was failing one of her classes.
It was a shock. Ms. Saintelus says she had thought she was getting by, but the long hours at work made her feel disconnected from her studies and campus life at Connecticut’s Norwalk Community College.
“I wasn’t involved, I didn’t have time to be involved. I didn’t even know who my adviser was,” says Saintelus.