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Jimmieka Mills

Experienced head of communications with a demonstrated history of working in the public policy industry. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, communication, event management, and team building. Strong support professional with an Associate's degree in communication and media studies from Houston Community College. Read bio »

At commencement, remembering the long struggle to get my degree

June 11, 2019

As I walked into the stadium for my community college graduation, a photographer from the school’s PR department asked for a quick word. It was the same question I’d heard from others after finishing my associate degree: “So, what’s next for you?”

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Homeless, hungry college students deserve better

Feb 20, 2019

Uncertainty is part of college: We’re unsure about what major to choose, about homework and class assignments. We’re trying to figure it all out at once. But the worst stress comes from being unsure whether you’ll have a home or enough food.

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Housing, food are big problems for many in college

Sep 17, 2018

It’s early in the fall semester, but many college students are already checking their bank balances, worried how they’ll pay for tuition, books, and other expenses. For some the financial crunch gets even more drastic: They’re homeless.

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“Low-Income” tag is a point of pride for some college students

July 18, 2018

Growing up, I knew what low-income meant. For some of us it meant a piece of paper. At the beginning of each school year, the teachers sent us home with a letter for our parents. Sign this form, they said, to declare your household “low-income” and become eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

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