Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates

Source: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Katharine Broton, Daniel Eisenberg, University of Wisconsin–Madison – Wisconsin HOPE Lab, University of Michigan – Healthy Minds Study, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and Single Stop, December 2015

According to a new survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates at 10 community colleges across the nation, half of all community college students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity. Fully 20 percent are hungry and 13 percent are homeless. These numbers are startling and indicate the need for a multi-pronged, comprehensive set of institutional, state, and local policies to alleviate the barriers presented by poverty, so as to improve educational success…..