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Here’s What Free Community College Might Look Like

September 17, 2021 – Inside Higher Ed – Though it’s a challenge to design an equitable tuition-free college program, Democratic policy makers have crafted a proposal that is a good start in resolving the complications. Read more.

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Community College Groups Work to Address Student Basic Needs Insecurity

September 17, 2021 – Campus Technology – A new collaboration between the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and nonprofit JFF is setting out to address student basic needs and expand emergency student aid in 52 community colleges across five states. Read more.

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GRCC joins national effort to address student food, housing insecurity

September 16, 2021 – Fox 17 – A national effort to tackle food and housing insecurity among college students has selected Grand Rapids Community College as one of its first partners. Read more.

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Talks for permanent food pantry stall between officials and students, faculty

September 16, 2021 – The State Press – Despite multiple resolutions supporting a permanent Pitchfork Pantry, University administrators have a separate idea on how to address food insecurity on campus. Read more.

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An ‘Extremely Solvable’ Problem

September 10, 2021 – Inside Higher Ed – Millions of college students face food insecurity, and while institutions have been doing what they can to help, it’s time for the federal government to step in, advocates say. Read more.

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Slipping Through The Cracks: Hunger On College Campuses

September 9, 2021 – Education New Frontiers – COVID 19 has spotlighted a problem that has existed for quite some time—food and financial insecurities experienced by college students across America. Read more.

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50 community colleges are teaming up to help students with basic needs

September 3, 2021 – University Business – New initiative will develop more effective emergency aid programs and raise awareness. Read more.

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Study Reveals Transportation Assistance Helps Community College Students Succeed

September 2, 2021 – Diverse Issues in Higher Education – For years, higher education and student advocates have believed that difficulty in accessing transit, or its prohibitive costs, have had a measurably negative impact on student outcomes, particularly at community…

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The Hope Center and Jobs for the Future Partner to Address Basic Needs at Community Colleges

August 31, 2021 – Diverse Issues in Higher Education – The Hope Center and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have partnered in an effort to accelerate the distribution of emergency aid to college students affected by the pandemic.  Read more.

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