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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 CCP director Paula Umana, Hilda (student client), Sharmine Whitehead (Assistant Director)

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 Dedication

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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New Orleans, LA, May 1, 2009 – Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters caused extensive damages across the Delgado Community College campus and the Moss Memorial Library’s learning resource center suffered the loss of much of its contents. FEMA obligated more than $20 million to help the college recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA/Manuel Broussard

Delgado Community College Sets Record High for Benefits Confirmations

The Single Stop office at Delgado Community College has achieved a 97% confirmation rate for the quarter ending December 2015. The confirmation rate measures the success of the office at providing services to those who apply and qualify for benefits. This is a record high across all Single Stop college partners nationally and a 79%…

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Students Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Books and Food

Senior Program Officer, Clare Cady, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education “Students Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Books and Food” Still, many argue that being a student is supposed to be hard. They point out that they themselves struggled and sacrificed in college, and that what we’re seeing now is whiny entitlement and not…

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Phillip David Ellison

Single Stop Stories: Phillip

Phillip is a former Single Stop client and a community leader who has continued to flourish since graduating from Hostos Community College. As a teenager growing up in New York City, Phillip’s household slipped quickly into hard times with the unexpected death of his father, followed shortly by his mother losing her job. Phillip contributed…

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Single Stop Stories: Kyrie

Kyrie is a leader determined to pay-it-forward and benefit her community as best she can, just as she benefitted from the support of individuals at Single Stop WCC. As a teenager, Kyrie dropped out of high school due to depression, anxiety, and domestic abuse. A few years later, when she enrolled at Westchester Community College…

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Sharmine

Single Stop Stories: Sharmine

Sharmine is 32 years old. She has two children, ages 16 and 13. At a very young age, she sacrificed everything to raise her children. She wasn’t able to study because she was caring for her children, but always dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Now that her children were a little older, she finally felt…

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Single Stop Comments on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Single Stop issues comments on ground breaking new federal workforce law that has the potential to support millions of Americans in their quest for post-secondary credentials and good jobs. Read our full comments here.        

Quick Click Fix For Change

Single Stop’s CEO and Co-Founder, Elisabeth Mason, discusses our self-screener and its impact across the country on The Shriver Report. Click here to read more.

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