Homelessness in Higher Education: Providing Basic Necessities to Students

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jordyn Roark (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Dr. Tamara Savage

Abstract: The foundation for this senior project developed as a result of personal experience and professional interests into the needs of students experiencing homelessness during college. This paper begins with a literature review that looks at children and youth experiencing homelessness, the negative effects of homelessness on a child’s education, and the transition from high school to higher education while experiencing homelessness. This paper then describes the service project that was completed to meet the one of the identified needs of this population. This service project involved learning how to apply for a grant, providing dorm supplies to students experiencing homelessness, and learning grant reporting requirements. This paper will close with a professional reflection on this process.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2018
Homelessness, Higher Education, Homeless Students, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Homeless teenagers -- Education (Secondary) -- United States
Homeless teenagers -- Education (Higher) -- United States
Homeless teenagers – Services for

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