Students are often tasked with navigating their work/life balance without fully realizing the community resources that are available to assist them. Faculty and staff are on the front line to assist and identify students who have greater needs as they navigate their pathways to success. Unfortunately for some students, their needs extend far beyond the help of classroom assistance. Often, faculty and staff do not know about the community resources that can assist students along their journey. Participants in this workshop walk away with an understanding of the key resources available to assist their students.
By the end of this workshop, participants know or will be able to:
Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:
An engaging PowerPoint will be on the screen for the audience to follow along. Knowledge reinforcements will be built into the presentation, creating an atmosphere of information exchange. Direct questions will be asked of the audience to encourage participation during selected intervals and space will be given for participants to share thoughts during and at the conclusion of the workshop.
All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:
Rosalind Cross has more than 13 years of experience providing oversight to federal programs that connect students to community resources within the community college system. Her role has been to ensure that students have equitable access to college (two-year and four-year) and have a means of paying for college, including books, tuition, and fees. This work is done in conjunction with connections to community resources to assist with barriers to completion such as food and housing insecurity, financial barriers, mental health, transportation, childcare, and substance abuse. As a current community college employee and a former community college student, she fully understands the community college philosophy and the power of impact. As an adult learner, Rosalind found her way to community college after a life-changing layoff and obtained an associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degree and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree. The obtainment of these degrees is a direct result of community resources and connections. She fully understands the value of education, enjoys the community college environment, and is excited about the opportunities afforded to students.