Ten years ago, a mid-sized community college located in the Texas Panhandle sought to help its students struggling with poverty overcome obstacles to completing degrees. Amarillo College created a “culture of caring” that goes well beyond a single program or policy.
We completed a detailed case study of Amarillo’s efforts, and are in the midst of examining the efficacy of the institution’s Advocacy and Resource Center. That experimental evaluation is supported by the Trellis Foundation. Results will be available by fall 2020.