Basic needs issues such as food and housing insecurity continue to challenge a significant number of Cal Poly Pomona students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that students who are struggling to find adequate food and housing are more likely to report academic troubles and lower GPAs.
Now, there is an opportunity to get involved and help by becoming an ally! The Basic Needs Task Force is offering a Basic Needs Ally Training Program, and registration is now open. The training is open to faculty, staff and students.
Throughout the training, participants will explore data about the impact of basic needs issues on students and learn about evidence-based methods for supporting them as they work toward solutions. Participants will work in small groups to role-play and work through real-life scenarios.
Training topics include:
- Current Trends and Data
- Being Culturally Responsive to Diverse Students
- Basic Listening Skills
- Empathy and Boundary Setting
- Food and Housing Security
- Next Steps
Upcoming training dates:
- Thursday, April 8, noon to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday May 5 3 to 4:30 p.m.
This is a unique opportunity to get involved and make a difference for CPP students. For more information and to register, visit the official website.