The composition and financial needs of today’s student population have changed significantly over time. Student access to SNAP is critical because food insecurity is one of the greatest threats to health, wellbeing, and academic success—especially for community college students. Read more at www.clasp.org
Health & Wellness News
Register: HSACCC Annual Meeting
February 27 - March 1, 2019 ~ Palm Springs, CA
The theme for the Health Services Association California Community Colleges (HSACCC) 2019 Annual Meeting is “Blooming in the Desert: Developing Resilient Student Health Services.”
Register: California Community Colleges Veterans Summit
March 21 – 22, 2019 ~ Monterey, CA
Planning is underway for the 2019 CCC Veterans Summit. Registration is now open, with early bird pricing available through February 22, 2019.
Register: NAMI California Cultural Competence Webinar Series
NAMI California's three-part Cultural and Linguistic Competence Online Curriculum
Through this interactive webinar series, participants will cover and discuss a variety of topics and case scenarios that entail cultural self-awareness, awareness of other cultural contexts, an understanding of different dynamics, development of cultural knowledge, and the ability to adapt and practice skills to fit other cultural contexts.
A student-led initiative is designed to reduce stigma and show solidarity with students experiencing mental health challenges. The Bandana Project was founded by a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has since spread to campuses in Minnesota and Iowa. Participants wear a lime green bandana on their backpacks and carry a stack of resource cards containing mental health hotline phone numbers to pass out. Read more about The Bandana Project in the Wisconsin State Journal
Apply for an Active Minds Chapter Launch Grant
Active Minds, partnered with the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Mental Health Services Authority, is excited to offer a limited number of Chapter Launch Grants to California Community Colleges.
A Chapter Launch Grant includes a curated Outreach Kit, specialized support by national staff, and access to the Active Minds trove of programmatic resources. Applications due no later than January 31st and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, click here!
Calling All Young Filmmakers: Directing Change Student Film Contest 2019
Submission Deadline March 1, 2019
Open to students in grades 7-12th and youth between the ages 14 and 25 in partnership with a club, program, organization, college or other agency.