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Student homelessness has become a widespread issue at higher education institutions. According to a 2016 survey of both four-year and community colleges, about seven percent of students experienced homelessness. Kennesaw State University (KSU) is not immune to those statistics. The first KSU homeless student was identified in the late 1980s. Since then, the number of students experiencing homelessness and food insecurity has grown every academic year. In the past three years, there has been a 98 percent increase in demand to help feed food insecure students on KSU’s two campuses.
For those who are interested in learning more about ASCEND and CARE Services and how to implement these programs at their university campus, our coaching program will officially launch on November 1, 2021. The program consists of 3 distinct levels each designed for an intimate group style format with people who are doing the work to make a difference but need access to the tools, network, and ideas to do it better or more effectively. Below are more detailed descriptions of what will be provided at each training level:
- Level 1 – Introductory Course: 90-minute virtual training session, one-month follow-up, and workbook
- Level 2 – Intermediate Course: 3-hour training session (virtual or in-person), one-month follow-up, workbook, and campus tour (if you chose in-person training)
- Level 3 – Hands-On Course: 2-day in-person training session with KSU at your institution, 12-month follow-up, and workbook
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Stidum, Marcy and Olsen, Carrie, "CARE RoadMap: Level Two Virtual" (2021). CARE Resources. 5.