Putting Community First
Ellen Davis, Community College Daily
Why would a group of 10 people from Temple College brave near 100-degree heat to tour a village for homeless people in Austin, Texas? The answer is to get ideas on how the college can possibly help its homeless students.
It’s all part of a larger initiative the institution has started called the Circle of Support. The purpose is to address barriers that keep students from achieving their educational goals—barriers such as transportation, childcare, food insecurity, emergency expenses, mental health, and homelessness.