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Voices from the Field: Episode #16

Helping Vulnerable Students Meet Basic Needs
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Delivered June 26, 2020
Presented by Paula Umaña, Director of Community Impact, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Temple University

Students need more than hand sanitizing stations and plexiglass. They need their basic needs addressed. Many college students are part of a vulnerable population with a fragile hold on basic needs like housing, food, and transportation. Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice compiled an extensive set of resources for institutions to use to assist students in locating and applying for necessary aid.

In this episode, The Hope Center’s Paula Umaña discusses caring and communication: the need to identify your most vulnerable students, then ensure that available assistance is visible and easy for them to access.

Recorded April 20, 2020.
Host: Nicholas Santilli, Senior Director of Learning Strategy, SCUP, and Former Provost, John Carroll University.