Faculty and Staff Invited to Real #114: Housing and Food Insecurity Conference

Compton College will host the "Real #114 Housing and Food Insecurities" conference on December 7, 2018. The conference will focus on housing and food insecurities for college students throughout the country and in the communities we serve, and explore how faculty can support students and provide the basic necessities they need to be successful. Discussions at the conference will address the following questions:

  • What is the profile of our student community?
  • What are students struggling with?
  • How does the struggle impact students and create barriers to their educational success?

Other topics for discussion will include enrollment changes based on a shift in demographics, retaining students who have pressing economic needs, and serving students adequately when the college itself has limited resources.

The event is free for Compton College faculty and staff. Other California Community Colleges will have the opportunity to bring a team of up to five individuals to Real #114 Conference at a cost of $600 per team. The keynote speaker is Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. The Real #114 Conference promises to be an incubator of local, regional, and statewide strategies to support students in need at our campuses.

Registration is FREE for Compton College faculty and staff and includes a continental breakfast, conference sessions and lunch. Register here today.

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