On-campus provision of public benefits, emergency aid, and related services is a promising approach to support college students on the path to degree completion. This project examines the efficacy of the Bridge to Finish program at the United Way of King County, which operates benefits hubs on college campuses across Seattle.
The project includes an implementation study examining practice on the ground, and a pilot study leveraging a randomized encouragement design to examine the impact Benefits Hubs on students’ utilization of public benefits and academic performance. This work began in 2019 and will continue through 2021.
This effort is supported by Arnold Ventures. Other partners include:
- United Way of King County
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
- Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
- Bellevue College
- Cascadia College
- Green River College
- Highline College
- Seattle Central College
- Shoreline Community College
- South Seattle College
- North Seattle College
- University of Washington-Bothell