Written by John C.S. Kepner, advisor to the College Student Basic Needs Program and Trustee Board Member of Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) in suburban Philadelphia. In this blog, John describes his journey of putting together a coalition of community-based organizations … read more
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This report analyzes the status of youth in implementation of two state-funded programs addressing homelessness during the pandemic: The $650 million Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program (round one), which requires that local jurisdictions dedicate at least 8% to … read more
Although diversity in higher education has continued to increase over the past 20 years, colleges and universities continue to enroll Black, Latinx and American Indian students in bachelor’s programs at low rates. This Policy Guide explores various types of barriers … read more
A webinar hosted by JBAY on “Applying Trauma Informed Principles to Food Security and Basic Needs held on February 3rd, 2022 featured Adrienne Markeworth from Leah’s Pantry and Basic Needs Center staff from Mt. San Antonio College and San Diego … read more
Back to College or Training: An Editable Toolkit for Assisting Youth with Experience in Foster Care or Homelessness
For young people with experience in foster care and homelessness, these are challenges that they may face on their own. Planning for the coming school year is complicated, and young people with experience in foster care and homelessness need our … read more
A brief video with tips on how to enroll in the CalFresh program at your community college.
Basic Needs, Poverty, and Impact on Academic Success describes new data from more than 40,000 California Community College students showing the scale and scope of basic needs challenges in the system. Available in English and Spanish.
Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Mental Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities
Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Mental Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities draws from the lived experiences of marginalized youth and young adults living in poverty. Their voices are the driving force behind our policy recommendations and serve … read more
This guide provides information and resources for faculty at colleges and universities to set up and successfully run their own emergency aid programs, including information on the FAST Fund model as one successful example of how faculty-run programs work.
Beyond the Food Pantry: Spreading the Word – Supporting Students’ Basic Needs with a Syllabus Statement
The persistent underutilization of campus support services is a challenge facing institutions wishing to support students’ basic needs. Campus food pantries and emergency aid programs, for example, tend to serve only a small fraction of food-insecure students on campus. While … read more
This brief, the first in the Beyond the Food Pantry series, explains how advocates can support students by increasing access to SNAP.
Each year the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development directs over $380 million to California to address homelessness via 38 local Continuums of Care (CoCs). CoCs coordinate local providers working to combat homelessness, yet there is too often a … read more
Pediatrician Dr. Dayna Long and family medicine physician Dr. Erika Roshanravan share the benefits of providing trauma-informed care via telehealth and practices that primary care and behavioral health providers can use to build and strengthen connections to patients and improve … read more
Through funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), a generous gift from the Kroger Foundation, and a partnership with CSU Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) is working to raise awareness and … read more
With the launch of the Homeless Youth Handbook, advocates and California youth who are unhoused, precariously housed, or transitioning out of homelessness have gained a major new set of legal resources. A multi-year, multi-state pro bono initiative by Baker McKenzie … read more
California’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council White Paper Addressing College Student Homelessness
The paper recommends investing in rapid rehousing programs, college-focused bridge housing, and other housing interventions targeting homeless students; creating incentives for homeless coordinated entry systems to co-locate on college campuses; including representatives from post-secondary education on the HCFC advisory board; … read more
This report paints a picture of how campus challenges and strategic priorities persist in ways we have come to expect as “business as usual,” but also how bubbles of normalcy can burst under the force of external pressure. The pandemic … read more
The purpose of this All County Letter (ACL) is to provide County Welfare Departments (CWDs) with additional clarification on current CalFresh student eligibility rules, key definitions, and an expanded list of programs that qualify a student for an exemption from … read more
Website of the US Department of Agriculture offers tips for eating healthy foods on a budget, daily food plans, sample menus and recipes, and various tools and resources for good nutrition.
In this video, Jillian Sitjar (Higher Education Program Manager) and Leconte Lee (Communications Manager) highlight housing tips for higher education professionals working with college students experiencing homelessness in the wake of COVID-19.