Scholar House Highlighted as Model To Help Meet Basic Student Needs
Angela Johnson details collaboration with CSU, other partners in interview with Diverse Education
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) continues to remove barriers and support students in need through housing security, thanks to the Cleveland Scholar House, a new model taking shape in the region.
Tri-C Vice President of access and completion Angela Johnson explained to Diverse Education how the Cleveland Scholar House, a collaboration between Tri-C and Cleveland State University (CSU) with other community organizations, will “deepen the support for our students who need housing support.”
“The motto for the Scholar House is about the living and learning community — they will live together as peers, and the programming will help them persist collectively,” Johnson said.
Surveys show that 52% of two-year and 43% of four-year students experienced some issue with housing security in the previous year, including being unable to pay full rent or feeling unsafe in their home. Slated for completion in 2023, the Scholar House will have 40 two- and three-bedroom units available for students with children. Residents will have wrap-around support programs such as day care, a computer and study lounge and access to academic and financial counseling. The building is within walking distance of Tri-C and CSU.
Tri-C has also worked to provide resources for food insecurity by revamping expanded student food banks at Metro Campus and Western Campus. The investments help ensure students in need have access to food, essential resources and financial support.
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November 14, 2022
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