Category Archive for: Single Stop in the News

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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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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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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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Half of Community College Students Confront Mental Health Conditions

1 in 2 students surveyed in new study reveal current or recent mental health challenges The Wisconsin HOPE Lab, in collaboration with Single Stop, The Healthy Minds Study, and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), announced the release of Too Distressed to Learn?, a new research report that assesses mental health among community college students. Authors Daniel Eisenberg, Sara Goldrick-Rab,…

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New Study Shines Light on Student Hunger & Homelessness

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab, in collaboration with Single Stop, the Healthy Minds Study, and the Association of Community College Trustees announce the release of a new research report that assesses food and housing insecurity among community college students. Read Hungry To Learn Authors Sara Goldrick-Rab, Katharine M. Broton, and Daniel Eisenberg surveyed more than 4,000 students at 10 community colleges in California, Louisiana,…

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GreenLight Fund in Philly Inquirer

GreenLight Fund takes a venture capitalist approach to philanthropy, providing seed money to organizations and ideas with the potential to make incredible social impact. We’re proud to partner with GreenLight Fund, and be a part of such an innovative form of philanthropy. Read more on GreenLight Fund in the Philly Inquirer, here.

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