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Jun 11, 2020 0 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 0 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Mar 11, 2020 0 comments

Resources for CUNY Students Amidst COVID-19 Closings

On Wednesday, March 11, CUNY announced that after a 5-day transition recess period, all CUNY classes will resume in distance-learning mode and will remain so through the end of the spring semester. In the words of the CUNY Chancellor, “By transitioning to distance learning,… Read More

Feb 20, 2020 0 comments

Introducing our 2020 – 2023 Strategy

How do you build a strategic plan within an evolving landscape? In recent years, the higher education basic needs movement has been gaining traction unlike ever before. Not only is there growing data… Read More

Feb 12, 2020 0 comments

REPORT: The Hope Center: #RealCollege 2019: Five Years of Evidence on Campus Basic Needs Insecurity

R&D Lab: Resource Hub Today, the Hope Center released its annual #RealCollege report, which culminated in five years of data on campus basic needs insecurity. As the leading research center on the higher education basic needs movement, the Hope Center report marks a significant… Read More

Feb 10, 2020 0 comments

Student Leader Spotlight: Austin Fergusson, University of Connecticut

Lived experiences can drive and inform social change. It is those with first-hand knowledge and familiarity of the issue that can often be the most effective messengers and program designers.For Swipe Out Hunger Student Leader Austin Fergusson, his experiences inspired him to tackle social… Read More