Sacramento, CA – April 26-27, 2018
More than ever before, colleges are seeking innovative and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among their students. To support their efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with community colleges throughout the state, was pleased to host the first-ever Basic Needs Summit.
The Basic Needs Summit included keynote addresses from both Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley and Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, a nationally recognized researcher, professor, and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab – the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable.
The Summit included participants, panelists, and presenters from many areas of expertise offering ideas for best practices, partnerships, policy, and more. Workshops and panel presentations covered topics including food security, housing, health and mental health services, and college affordability.
Participants left the summit with practical strategies to implement at their campuses to better support the basic needs of their students.
DAY ONE: THURSDAY, APRIL 26
- A1: Strategic Partnerships for Addressing Students’ Basic Needs – Evidence from Around the Country
- A2: Meeting Basic Needs with Student Financial Aid
- A3: Innovative Strategies in Taking a Holistic Approach to Overcoming Non-Academic Barriers
- A4: California Community Colleges Health and Mental Health Programs – A Vital Link to Addressing Basic Needs and Non-Academic Barriers to Success on Campus
- A5: “There’s No Place Like Home” – Guiding Homeless Students on the Path to Permanent Housing
- B1: Housing Homeless Students: Jovenes’ College Success Initiative
- B2: Innovative and Common-Sense Solutions to Address Hunger on Campus
- B3: Unpacking California College A ordability
- B4: Best Practices to Serve Resilient Students, a Partnership with Imperial County Department of Social Services
- B5: CalFresh Outreach for College Students, Part I
DAY TWO: FRIDAY, APRIL 27
- C1: Contra Costa Coordinated Entry Housing Services
- C2: State and Federal Legislative and Policy Updates
- C3: Taking the Next Step: Partnering with School Districts to Help Homeless Youth Transition to College
- C4: Food Bank Partnerships to Address Student Hunger
- C5: Keeping the Promise of College Opportunity: Strengthening Transfer and Remedial Education Redesign
- D1: Supporting Homeless College Students: Legal Obligations and Best Practices
- D2: Connecting Basic Needs Supports to Guided Pathways for Student Success
- D3: CalFresh Outreach for College Students, Part II
- D4: Practitioners Roundtable