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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.

Those who are interested in learning more about ASCEND and CARE Services and how to implement these programs at their university campus can utilize the CARE RoadMap training program which officially launched on November 1, 2021. The program is 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. CARE RoadMap consists of 4 training options: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and an 'Acsending to College' supplemental training. Below are more detailed descriptions for CARE RoadMap Level 1 training.

Level 1 - Introductory Course:

  • Discover what to consider during initial stages of developing a program.
  • 90-minute virtual training session
  • (1) 30-minute follow-up
  • Training Workbook

Follow this link to purchase the course that is right for your organization!

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Kennesaw State University CARE RoadMap: Level 1 Virtual