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A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College

“You’re in this purgatory where you’re falling in and out of society. You spend a lot of time by yourself when you’re homeless because you get tired of explaining yourself to people.”   Elizabeth A. Harris of The New York Times profiles LaGuardia Community College (LGCC) student, Preston Roberson-Charles. He explains his journey from a…

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Getting an Education While Homeless

Jordan Frias of Spare Change News, a Massachusetts newspaper that serves as a resource for people in need of services, spoke with Bunker Hill Community College student Michael Curran, who knows what it is like to be homeless and struggling in school. He is also familiar with the life changing assistance of Single Stop. Click below to…

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Single Stop Announces Free Tax Prep Programs for Qualified Individuals in New Jersey

Single Stop Announces Free Tax Prep Programs for Qualified Individuals in New Jersey   For Immediate Release   February 22, 2017   New York, NY – Single Stop, the national non-profit focused on eradicating poverty, announced today it has launched free tax prep programs in service areas throughout New Jersey. Along with various partner organizations,…

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Fedcap and Single Stop Combine to Advance Economic Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Tia Embaugh, Vice President of External Relations 646-358-1427 tembaugh@singlestop.org FEDCAP AND SINGLE STOP COMBINE TO ADVANCE ECONOMIC EQUITY   NEW YORK, NY (February 8th, 2017) – Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. and Single Stop USA, a nationwide agency that provides coordinated access to resources for education and job readiness,…

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First Lady Michelle Obama joins representative from Healthy Campus Challenge winning schools for a group photo during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthy Campus Challenger Winner Day in the East Room of the White House, Jan 13, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Nash Community College Receives White House Recognition

First Lady Michelle Obama joins representatives from Healthy Campus Challenge winning schools for a group photo during the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthy Campus Challenger Winner Day in the East Room of the White House, Jan 13, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)    Single Stop congratulates Nash Community College on the recognition they…

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Study Finds Single Stop Increases Student Persistence

Social Innovation Fund Sponsored Study Finds Single Stop Increases Student Persistence The Social Innovation Fund-sponsored study was funded through New Profit and spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND. The study observed low-income, first-time college students and tracked Single Stop programs at 11 community college campuses. Overall, the evaluators found that students who use Single Stop…

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Social Innovation at Work

Single Stop’s Impact on Retention and Student Outcomes Single Stop is thrilled to announce the results of a Social Innovation Fund sponsored study investigating Single Stop’s impact on student achievement and success. The study, spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND, observed low-income first-time college students at four community college systems that included 11 college campuses…

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Single Stop Receives Walmart Grant to Help Fight Hunger

Published on Walmart Today’s blog was an announcement of several hunger organizations that have joined Walmart in the fight against Hunger and educating local communities on better nutrition. Below is preview of the full statement: 11 National Hunger Relief Organizations Receive $33 million in Grants to Help Fight Hunger and Provide Nutrition Education in Local…

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Single Stop is both Support System and Safe Haven

Since opening its doors at the Community College of Philadelphia in 2013, with the support of the Greenlight Fund, Single Stop has consistently exceeded its goals: the organization has served over 4,700 students, drawing down more than $10.8m in benefits and resources. Single Stop is making a real impact on the lives of the students that it serves, helping…

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Single Stop at Central Piedmont Community College

Since Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) partnered in January with Single Stop, a free resource that connects students to the resources they need to succeed in college, obtain a good job and achieve financial stability through one-on-one meetings with experts representing the financial, tax and legal fields, more than 550 CPCC students and Charlotte residents…

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