Evaluates three new promising approaches to addressing food and housing insecurity. All three programs were developed by community colleges and their partners based on their local needs, resources, and opportunities.
Reports nationally representative estimates of food insecurity among college students using data from the October and December Supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The study finds that levels of food insecurity among households with students in four-year colleges and vocational education were 11.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively, in 2015—rates that are largely similar to national levels.
Seeks to alleviate the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity and hunger so that college and university students can remain in school, and ultimately, earn their degrees. The College and University Food Bank Alliance is dedicated to providing support, training and resources to campus-based food banks/pantries and other food insecurity initiatives that primarily serve students.
Informs practitioners and researchers about emerging findings relevant to the success of men of color in community colleges. This brief provides critical information on food insecurity that can be used to better understand the nature of this challenge.
Further develops the knowledge base on food insecurity among college students. It draws on a survey of almost 3,800 students at 34 community and 4-year colleges across 12 states – the broadest sample to date. The authors find that 22 percent of respondents have the very lowest levels of food insecurity, and 13 percent of students at community colleges are homeless.
Estimates the prevalence of food insecurity among students at a large mid-Atlantic publicly funded university and examines the association between food insecurity, demographic characteristics, potential financial risk factors, and self-reported physical and mental health and academic performance. The research also identifies possible risk factors for food insecurity.
Reducing stigma—and treating people with dignity when they ask for support—can have a powerful impact on alleviating food insecurity for college students, says a new report from the Hope Center on College, Community, and Justice. The study shares five valuable lessons from a pilot intervention at Compton College to connect eligible community college students to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.