2020 Intersegmental Basic Needs Conference

2020 Intersegmental Basic Needs Conference

October 27, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi. I’m Eloy Ortiz Oakley Chancellor of
the California Community Colleges inviting you to attend the California
Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance 2020 Summit: Advancing Student Success. This is the first intersegmental conference of its kind in the state. The
California Community Colleges is partnering with the University of
California and the California State University to specifically address how
our three systems can work together to better support the basic needs of all
college students in our great state. Whether its food insecurity or
homelessness we know many of our students don’t have what they need to
meet their higher education goals. And now more than ever we need an innovative approach to address basic needs insecurity. We need to look at the entire
student journey from the first time a student walks onto a California
community college campus to the day they graduate from UC or CSU and every day in between. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn best practices,
how to help students access benefits, and network with people from all three
systems. Addressing the basic needs crisis is a priority for all of our
systems of higher education in California. It’s time to work together to
give our students the tools they need to succeed while helping support the
California Community Colleges’ Vision for Success. Whether you’re staff, faculty, or an administrator, we need your help. If you work at a California community college
we need you to attend this conference and share your thoughts and ideas to
give our students the support that they need. It’s up to all of us to help solve
this problem. Real change cannot wait. Please join me on February 6th and 7th
in Costa Mesa for the 2020 Summit: Advancing Student Success. Registration is now open. And on a final note, free tuition can help, but we know it’s the
total cost of attendance that can keep students out of college.
Most community college students work multiple jobs to try to make ends meet. Join the California Community Colleges in supporting Senate Bill 291. If
approved the bill would provide meaningful financial support to students
with the greatest need. Learn more and add your support at truecollegecost.com. Thanks. [music]