The Prevalence of Poverty and What it Means for America; Elisabeth Mason in The Huffington Post

Elisabeth Mason, Single Stop’s CEO, discusses the “practical lessons to learn from John Rawls in light of the recent revelations about American poverty” in The Huffington Post. She makes a compelling argument about the need to redefine poverty, especially considering almost half of Americans have experienced or will experience poverty at one point in their lives. To read the full article, click here.

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Single Stop and The Child Center of NY in New York Times

The Child Center of New York’s Single Stop site is featured in the New York Times article “An Aid Program Too Often Neglected.” Written by Paula Span, it explores the reasons more older adults don’t take advantage of SNAP (food stamps) including the burdensome application process; and explains how Single Stop assists older adults to complete their applications for food stamps in just 20 minutes. To read more about the great work that The Child Center is doing to help seniors access this critical resource, click here.

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New York Times Profiles Single Stop

Single Stop was profiled in the New York Times weekly column –  “Fixes” – which explores solutions to major social problems. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tina Rosenberg, author and contributing writer for the New York Times magazine, the article highlights the success of Single Stop’s Community College Initiative, focusing specifically on our work at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Rosenberg discusses Single Stop’s goal of providing these valuable services to more students each year and improving community college retention rates throughout the country with our model.    Read the full article here.

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Single Stop CEO Elisabeth Mason, NAACP Board Member Julian Bond to The Hill: “Upward Mobility Need Not Wait”

Single Stop CEO Elisabeth Mason and NAACP Board Member and Single Stop Advisory Committee Member Julian Bond reflect on President Obama’s State of Union Address in a powerful Op-Ed appearing in The Hill.  Together, they pen a compelling call to action to increase participation in federal benefits programs: “Each year we leave billions of dollars of unclaimed benefits on the table. This money lies beneath layers of bureaucracy,” they write. “For too long these programs have been the fodder of partisan debate. The truth is that these should be the very programs that bring both sides together.” Catch the full article on The Hill here.

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Open Enrollment Ends 3/31! Check out our Health Reform Newsletter for Help Enrolling in the Marketplace!

Single Stop is pleased to launch our monthly Healthcare Reform Newsletter!  This month focuses on the approaching open enrollment deadline of 3/31, discusses enrollment within the Single Stop USA network, and introduces many experts and navigators who can help with enrollment! For more tricks, tips, statistics and in-depth knowledge, check out our first newsletter of the series and stay tuned for monthly updates!

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Single Stop Mentioned on NPR

On this radio show, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Y. Eddinger describes the key to success for community college students as a three-legged stool consisting of social circle, academic preparedness and financial supports. As an example of important financial supports she said: “We have the Single Stop program which is across the nation now, and is something that we need to spread.”

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Single Stop Selected as 2013 Robin Hood Heroes Award Recipient

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MDC President Eduardo Padron Highlights Single Stop in Al Jazeera Op-ed

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.

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Find out more about our launch at Community College of Philadelphia!

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