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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 students’ basic needs will be affected by these changes. Please know we are here for you during these tough circumstances and are dedicated to prioritizing basic needs.

We know many of you are looking for ways to take action. We hope you’ll join us next Monday for our weekly webinars on timely themes related to supporting college students during the COVID-19 emergency. You can sign up for our next one and watch the 3/30 webinar below.

You can watch all past webinars on our Vimeo page.

We have compiled some immediate resources for you to use in your work to ensure students’ basic needs are met during the COVID-19 response.


We are looking to you to help us lift up resources, programs, and steps taken to support students. Of course, as they say “put on your own mask before your help with someone else’s” so prioritize your own health first.

– What steps is your college taking to support students’ basic needs? Tell us how they’re responding and caring for students: email us.
– Does your campus need guidance? Share this Hope Center guide with your institution.
– Are you or other student groups on campus organizing to support peers? We want to share stories of hope and action during this time: email us.
– Do you or anyone else need immediate support? Apply for emergency assistance here.


Bright Spots

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” – Mr. Rogers

You and your peers have already sprung into action. Students at CSU East Bay (top left), UCLA (top right), and UC Berkeley (bottom left & bottom) took steps to ensure that resources will still be available and accessible during this time.

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