三年级学生Kimmy*需要帮助. 书籍的成本, 学费和杂费常常使她的预算吃紧, 这意味着要削减食物等开支.
然后，她参观了 ASI海滩食品室, where she found non-perishable and perishable food items that quelled her hunger so she could concentrate fully on her studies and work toward graduation.
“如果没有这个项目，没有优秀的教师和捐助者, 我的大学生活将会更加糟糕,吉米说. “每个人的情况都不一样. 为我自己, this obstacle means immense stress over housing insecurity and other necessary basic needs which would steer my energy away from thriving in my academics at CSULB.”
在大学校园里，食物和住房的不安全感普遍存在. 加州州立大学长滩分校 基本需求 该项目为流离失所的学生提供救济, 体验无家可归, 粮食不安全和/或危机.
One in five students experiences food insecurity and one in 10 struggles to find a place to live, 在大流行期间，统计数据变得更加明显. 基金会的长期捐助者 教育学院 read about the students’ plight and included 基本需求 in their significant donation to The Beach.
“当你为基本需求/ASI海滩食品储藏室捐款时, 你是在为学生的未来投资, 让他们专注于成长和学习,丹妮尔Muñoz-Channel说, 基本需求项目的主任. “捐款的影响超越了财务, 这是对学生的信任, 这是一个信息，他们的健康很重要, 这就是他们继续学习并获得学位的动力.”
捐助者每年资助5个 城市双证 teaching scholarships but expanded their donation after reading reports about the hardships CSULB students were experiencing during COVID-19. The donors split their support between the Beach Pantry and Student Emergency and Wellness fund and the balance to the CED scholarships.
“It is our pleasure to support such worthwhile programs,” said the donors, who requested anonymity. “(We) are very pleased that the (UDCP) program is growing in this very important area of education.”
投资奖学金和支持服务, 比如海滩食品储藏室, that empower students and allow them to focus on their education is 这是CSULB“无障碍”综合筹款活动的优先事项.
“在困难时期，‘海滩基本需求’一直在我身边，”她说. “当我毕业的时候, I want to help keep this program running so future CSULB students get the support they need and deserve.”
当佩姬需要别人帮她付房租的时候, 学生紧急和健康基金给了她1美元,500年格兰特. 她称这项援助“改变了生活”.”
在奖学金和支持服务方面的投资, 例如基本需要, 可以赋予海滩学生权力, 这是CSULB“无障碍”综合筹款活动的优先事项.
Aaron 卡特 ’23 understands how support from donors can improve a student’s chances of succeeding.
卡特, 综合教师计划(ITEP)的文科专业, received a scholarship that alleviated the financial burdens of earning two teaching credentials (Multiple Subject General 教育 and 教育 Specials).
“Going through my accelerated credential program would have been a financial struggle without the UDCP scholarship,卡特说. 在获得奖学金之前, I was afraid of how I would survive without being able to work and student teach.”
卡特 hopes to expand his teaching skills with a master’s degree in special education, which he said would allow him to develop additional skills that would support all students and educators.
“Special education is a vital area of interest as I want to expand my teaching skills toward supporting diverse learners,卡特说.