conference on Student Poverty
PARMA: Two out of three community college students across the
nation are unsure where they’ll find their next meal. One in
eight students has no place to call home.
These statistics serve as a starting point for discussion at the
upcoming Conference on Confronting Poverty Among College
Students, held at the Western Campus of
Cuyahoga Community College
The second annual conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in the Western Campus Fieldhouse. The
event is hosted by the College’s Institute for Poverty and Urban
“It’s difficult for a student to focus academically if they’re
worried about basic needs such as food and shelter,” said
Julia Krevans, an associate psychology professor who serves
as director of the institute. “We need to find solutions to give
that student a chance to build a better life.”
The conference will feature more than 20 presentations and
workshop sessions led by researchers and organizers of community
and educational programs working to address the poverty issue.
The keynote speaker will be Sara Goldrick-Rab, a leading
scholar-activist who has been called a defender of impoverished
students. She has led the nation’s three largest studies on food
and housing insecurity among college students.
Goldrick-Rab founded the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and is a professor
of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University.
Her best-selling book Paying the Price: College Costs,
Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream won
the 2018 Grawemeyer Award.
Cost of the conference is $30. To register, visit
www.tri-c.edu/povertyconference18. Western Campus is
located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.
Tri-C launched the Institute for Poverty and Urban Education in
2017. The research center is dedicated to resolving economic
inequities that create obstacles for students working toward
careers and financial stability.
For more information on the institute or its mission, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-987-5187.