President Eduardo Pardon, who oversees Miami Dade College – the largest institution of higher education in the United States – highlights the college’s Single Stop program in his Op-ed which appeared in Al Jazeera on December 3rd. In the op-ed, Padron praised Single Stop as an example of the kind of student support that is crucial to increasing college access for low-income community college students. “In an effort to assist students in completing college, for example, MDC’s Single Stop program has connected students to a crucial range of existing public and community resources, such as tax credits, food stamps and financial and legal services. Since its inception in 2010, MDC’s Single Stop program has screened more than 13,000 families and directed them to more than $17 million in benefits, tax refunds and services,” writes Padron. Catch the full article here.Share on Facebook
Single Stop CEO and co-founder Elisabeth Mason co-authored an op-ed with partners Sarita E. Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, and Noah Brown, president and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees, published in the Miami Herald. “Students struggle to stay enrolled in community college because academic, social and financial barriers come between them and focusing on their education,” the authors argue. “As the national conversation shifts to debate on President Obama’s higher education proposals, the time is now to help our students succeed.” Catch the full article here.Share on Facebook
Community College Weekly profiles Single Stop’s Community College Initiative in a cover story, exploring how the innovative program is serving a growing population of post-traditional community college students. According to the article, “Advocates are asking Congress to take a close look at Single Stop USA.” Catch the article here.
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Single Stop’s Chief Program Officer Andrew Stettner will participate in Excelencia in Education’s 4th annual Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) panel on October 2, 2013. The one day workshop brings together professionals at the forefront of building effective strategies for supporting Latino college student success. Exploration of site-based strategies, promising practices and powerful new analysis and educational tools from across the country will be featured alongside Andrew’s discussion on Making Financial Aid Work for Latino and Other Post Traditional Students.Share on Facebook