Supporting Student Parents
The reality is that these students are enrolling in higher numbers each term, and our community colleges need to be ready to meet their needs.
Partnering with Community-based Organizations to Enhance the Community College
Brian R. Mitra, dean of student affairs at Kingsborough Community College, and Rachel Forsyth, senior division director for Good Shepherd Services, describe how they partnered to address high school dropout, college access, persistence, and graduation and created a network of support throughout the borough of Brooklyn.
Free Legal Services for Students
Since a large percentage of BMCC students also has limited financial means, the need for pro-bono or low-cost services continues to be urgent. Legal services in particular, are quite costly and out of reach for the majority of the student body. Among the initiatives which BMCC has undertaken to assist its students, free legal services, with a focus on immigration, were found to be a high priority.
It’s Up-to -Us at Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Community College (MCC) partnered with Up-to-Us, a national program building awareness and generating action about America’s fiscal future. The MCC team competed to create national debt campus programs. With support from Principles of Economics faculty and the Civic and Service-Learning Office, the team participated in webinars on the national debt, promotion and event management.
Equitable Educational Opportunities for System Impacted Latinx Students
In some states, correctional facilities are looking towards their counterparts at community colleges to develop an educational pathway with either educational programs inside prisons and/or a ‘next phase’ program that transitions a student after release to community college.
My NASPA 2018 Experience
The most important event for me throughout my two days was definitely the Community Colleges Reception. I missed the CCI, so I knew that I had to make the most of this reception to make up what I had missed. As soon as I walked into the room, my NASPA supervisor, Jake Frasier, wasted no time in introducing me to his colleagues.