Our Mission

Bright Mothers brings educational resources, financial assistance, and aid for low income single mothers in Southern California.

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Our Founder

Shadi Farsi experienced life as a single mother student, the difficulties of balancing motherhood, school commitments and other responsibilities. She saw other women in her position struggling to complete their education. She wanted to do something to help these women succeed! So, Bright Mothers was formed. Her passion is to help single mothers in difficult situations to continue their higher education to earn their degree to allow them to have the tools needed to follow their career dreams.


4.1 Million Single Mother Families are Living in Poverty

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Women experience higher rates of poverty because they are more likely to be under-compensated, over-represented in low-wage jobs, and more likely to do unpaid caregiving work.


Reducing poverty for women will require us to invest in support systems, employment initiatives, and most importantly, education.

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The Many Ways Mother’s Education Matters

Being a single mother is difficult period. A mother always wants to provide the best for their children but not having enough opportunities makes succeeding a daunting task. Bright Mothers makes it just a little easier for mothers to accomplish their academic and career goals. The benefits of education are endless, having an educated parent means higher household income, better academic outcomes for their children, and a more stable household. Mothers are our children's learning model, they inspire and show how to take charge of their own educational journey.

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In the United States, 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 are being raised without a father.

More than 80% of single parent families were headed by single mothers.


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Almost a third of single mothers were jobless the entire year. (2016)


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If a single mother is able to work, her earning power still lags significantly compared with men’s, about 79¢ to a $1 for the same job — leaving a wage gap of 21¢ on the dollar.