CUNY’s ‘Single Stop’ Program Provides Holistic Support
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
With more than 46 million Americans living in poverty, the City University of New York (CUNY) has continued a nearly decade-long effort to holistically support student success through its Single Stop Program initiative.
The effort provides a central location for students and their families to receive confidential support around food resources, health insurance, legal and financial assistance and tax preparation assistance free of charge. Currently available in all seven of CUNY's community colleges and at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Single Stop initiative aims to alleviate non-academic "stressors" that can hinder students' academic success and degree completion.