Basic Needs Update: What have we learned from COVID-19?

Monday, June 1, 2020 10:00 - 11:00am

Presenters: Kiyoko Thomas, Basic Needs Manager, Ruben Canedo, Basic Needs Committee Chair, and others

During SP20, many students struggled with finding adequate housing and food, health/medical care, and basic technology. Even before COVID-19, many students in our community were in crisis. The pandemic exacerbated their situation and brought additional students into crisis. What have we learned from this semester and how can the campus incorporate these lessons for the future?

Learn how the Basic Needs Center(link is external) responded to this crisis by launching the COVID-19 Student Relief Circle, a central entry-point portal for students. The effort is a collaboration between the Basic Needs Center, Centers for Educational Equity & Excellence (CE3), Disabled Students’ Program, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Graduate Assembly, Graduate Division, Grassroots Mutual Aid Providers, Student Advocate’s Office, and the Student Technology Fund. 

This workshop is for staff and instructors and is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning(link is external), the Academic Innovation Studio(link is external), and Advising Matters

If you or someone you know has financial resources or has networks that can give to these efforts, there are two funds available:

Updates: Basic Needs efforts and resources(link is external).

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