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Jun 17, 2020 0 comments

Michelson Spark Grant Helps Swipe Out Hunger Get CARES Funds to Students

This article was originally published on Michelson 20MM’s website. Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic one in three college students regularly experienced food insecurity. The current public health and economic crises have only magnified… Read More

Jun 15, 2020 1 comments

Dear Swipe Student Leaders, From Swipe Graduates

As the 2020 academic year comes to a close, we asked some of our incredible Swipe Student Leaders to pass on words of wisdom to the current and future network of students. Here are their letters. Read More

Jun 11, 2020 1 comments

Creating Trauma-Informed Policies in Higher Education

Roshelle Czar is currently a Women’s Studies major at Sacramento State University, advocating to strengthen higher education basic needs and trauma-informed institutions. Pictured above: Roshelle after a meeting with Senator Dodd (CA-D) about AB 705 which requires colleges to use high school performance data—overall GPA, courses taken, or course grades—to… Read More

Apr 10, 2020 1 comments

The Power of Community Care During COVID-19: Mutual Aid & Resource Guides

In a time of unprecedented crisis, we’ve encountered a world of selfless human beings taking action to help their communities. Across the country, hundreds of college students, campus staff, and community members have come to assist their peers, neighbors, and fellow community members in accessing… Read More

Apr 2, 2020 0 comments

Just Keep Swiping, Just Keep Swiping: How Colleges are Leveraging Swipe Programs

Amidst the rapid changes college campuses have been forced to take as a result of COVID-19, we wanted to offer some bright spots of how several universities have continued to leverage the success of their swipe campaigns. Their collective efforts have successfully helped and empowered… Read More

Mar 31, 2020 0 comments

5 Ways Campus Pantries Have Adapted During COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, it has been inspiring to see how campus food pantries across the Swipe Out Hunger network have both ramped up and adapted their operations to continue providing vital services to students who remain on campus. Check out these techniques and… Read More

Mar 27, 2020 0 comments

Congress Passed $6.28 Billion in Emergency Aid for College Students

To our Swipe Community, Last week, we teamed up with our advocacy partners, Rise, and asked you to show support for a $1.2 billion emergency financial aid proposal from Sen. Patty Murray. You joined students and supporters from across the nation, sending thousands of letters… Read More

Mar 12, 2020 0 comments

Coming Together to Respond to COVID-19

This is a time of uncertainty for many students amidst the growing COVID-19 outbreak. We know colleges have adjusted their operations in response. Many have introduced remote classes. A handful are asking students to even leave campus. No matter the response from institutions, we know… Read More

Mar 11, 2020 0 comments

Resources for Los Angeles Students Amidst COVID-19 Closings

This is a time of uncertainty for many students amidst the growing COVID-19 outbreak. We know colleges have adjusted their operations in response. Many have introduced remote classes. A handful are asking students to even leave campus. No matter the response from institutions, we know… Read More

Jul 9, 2020 0 comments

Leveraging Peer Relationships: Our Student Navigator Network

As colleges and universities around the country began to close due to COVID-19, thousands of students suddenly found themselves in financial, academic, and personal crisis. The pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges that low-income students face. With the economic impacts growing exponentially, we need to support… Read More