MSU Denver Launches Support for Some of Its Lowest-Income Students
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Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado
When a fire consumed her house in December, Felicia Garcia, 20, found herself paralyzed with fear. She wondered where she would live, and if she could return to school at Metropolitan State University of Denver in the spring.
A new program called Heightening Outcomes for Public Benefit Enrolled Students (HOPES) is designed to keep students like Garcia on track to a degree. The effort offers social services, academic advising, clothing, and on- and off-campus resources like food and housing.