Content tagged with : Campus Food Security

Resources: Student Housing Security VISTA at Campus Compact

Campus Compact in conjunction with the CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA program, launched the Student Housing Insecurity Initiative to assist member institutions in building the capacity to support their students that face housing insecurity and homelessness. Campus Compact is dedicated to creating and equitable and accessible educational opportunities for all students. Today we know that students struggle to afford their basic needs, such as housing, when pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. As part of this initiative, Campus Compact has curated the resources and developed materials for institutions to use when creating action plans to address and adequately support students facing housing insecurity and homelessness. The…

Campus Food Security Summit Explores Action and Change

On Friday, May 11, 2018, over 200 participants representing over 80 institutions and organizations came together at Worcester State University for Voices of Hunger on Campus: Meaningful Change Together. This regional summit on food insecurity in higher education was an action-oriented day and forum for the exchange of ideas, challenges, and best practices related to addressing student hunger. We were joined in the morning by Carlos Santiago, Commissioner for Higher Education for Massachusetts, and Sara Goldrick-Rab, Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab who presented the results of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab’s survey of Massachusetts public higher education. Sara Goldrick-Rab reminded…

Campus Food and Housing Security Events

The Campus Compact network is working to help campuses address food and housing insecurity issues that affect their students. This spring, there are several opportunities throughout the network to learn more about the issues and get connected to this work. All events are open to Campus Compact members. Food Insecurity: “Food Pantries on Campus: How to do it well alongside community partners” Webinar Hosted by Wisconsin Campus Compact, Illinois Campus Compact, and the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. Monday, January 29 @ 12 PM PST / 1 PM MST / 2 PM CST / 3 PM EST This webinar will explore ways that on-campus food pantries are working…

Campus Food and Housing Insecurity Addressed at #RealCollege Conference

Last week, two Campus Compact for Southern New England VISTA members attended the #RealCollege conference, a national convening on college student food and housing insecurity, at Temple University in Philadelphia. It was the second annual #RealCollege conference, hosted by Wisconsin Hope Lab. Caity Vogt and Marie Dillivan are CCSNE VISTA members. Caity serves at the National Campus Compact office as the Housing Partnerships Coordinator VISTA, and Marie serves at CCSNE as the Campus Food Security VISTA. They work on researching food and housing insecurity among college students, mapping interventions, and identifying and curating resources for campuses aiming to address these issues….

Upcoming National Conference on Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus and Convening Summary from 2016

Ahead of the upcoming #RealCollege conference October 23-24 at Temple University, CCSNE is sharing the convening summary from the April 2016 conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. #RealCollege is a national convening on food and housing insecurity among undergraduates that last year brought together policymakers, practitioners, advocates, faculty, students, and researchers working to secure undergraduates’ basic needs for a two-day event. The 2016 convening summary outlines the goals, agenda, and outcomes from last year’s event and is an excellent resource that includes many examples of campus initiatives, community-based efforts and partnerships, challenges, lessons learned, and policy responses. Three CCSNE VISTA members…

VISTA Voices: Marie Dillivan

Marie Dillivan is a second year AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be serving with Campus Compact for Southern New England to build capacity in addressing food insecurity on campuses.  As an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Massachusetts Campus Compact, I’ve spent the last year focusing my work on food insecurity in higher education. The issue of food insecurity on campus has been receiving increasing attention from campus administrators, students, national organizations, the media, and policy makers in recent years, and we wanted to figure out how we could support our member campuses in addressing this problem and supporting student retention. During…