Earning a college degree is challenging. For those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those who are first-generation college students, the barriers are even greater. Just trying to navigate the complex nature of higher education can be overwhelming.
At ConexED, we're committed to dismantling the barriers that often impede students' pursuit of higher education. Understanding the complexity and overwhelming nature of the higher education landscape, we create tailored solutions that enhance accessibility and empower students to easily access the support they need.
First the headlines: Food insecurity is becoming an epidemic for students struggling to make a better life by attending college In this new post-Covid world.
After nearly 3 years of pandemic fallout, the Golden State of California has created the Basic Needs program which has the potential to serve struggling students in the most relevant way possible.
There’s officially a crisis of food insecurity plaguing college students, and it’s on the rise nationally, with some 3 out of 5 students going hungry and being pushed closer to the dropout edge.
As the nation’s largest higher education system launches its new academic year, its millions of students and their families should know that the state of California and its partners have got their backs with a new and stronger safety net.
Access to food pantries and CalFresh is essential for many California students and their families. Using ConexED, schools can manage CalFresh eligibility, food pantry pick-up schedules, and inventories all in one, easy-to-use platform.
American River College (ARC) in Sacramento, California, serves over 30,000 students, many from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. ARC sought an online student engagement tool that aligned with these values and would support students facing various challenges.