Addressing Food Insecurity
By addressing the social determinants of student success, schools can improve student achievement in the classroom, boost enrollment and retention, and increase professional growth.
Single Stop and the Colorado Department of Higher Education both share similar missions in aiming to close the equity gap. In addition, institutions prioritizing achieving the Hunger Free Campus designation already understand the importance of helping students succeed outside the classroom. Some of the Hunger Free goals Single Stop can help customers achieve are outlined below.
Colorado Department of Higher Education has allocated a portion of its grant funding to provide college learners gain access to needed federal and state benefits through online platforms. Colorado’s collaboration with Single Stop is one propelled by shared values of helping individuals with the very human need of finding resources for food, housing, and economic instability. For this collaboration, CDHE will provide assistance in subsidizing the cost of obtaining Single Stop licensing for higher institutions statewide.
*Single Stop helps institutions collect data for the #RealCollegeSurvey; institutions are responsible for submitting their data to the study.
Single Stop exists to help the millions affected by food, housing, and economic instability. Studies done by third-party corporations showcased that colleges that implemented Single Stop programs had significantly higher student persistence (continued enrollment or completion of higher education) in the consecutive subsequent semesters. Most notably, first-time college students who utilized Single Stop services were 9.6% more likely to persist than their peers. The Rand Corporation study was conducted for one academic year, while Metis Associates studied data over three and a half academic years.
These schools have already made a commitment to supporting their students’ journey to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
- Red Rocks Community College
- Community College of Denver
- MSU Denver
- Front Range Community College
- University of Colorado Denver
- Arapahoe Community College
- Community College of Aurora
- Pikes Peak Community College
About Single Stop
A non-profit organization, Single Stop’s mission is to equip others to build pathways out of poverty by leveraging partnerships and technology to connect people to valuable resources. Single Stop provides customers with quality technology, training, and technical assistance to educational institutions, human services organizations, cooperations, and government agencies.
In FY2022, Single Stop has provided individuals and families with eligibility results for benefits and resources valued at $330 million, with each household connected to an average of $12.6 thousand of needed supports. By combining their community networks and cutting-edge technology, their unique one-stop-shop model helps organizations provide their clients with centralized access to tools essential for building a pathway to a sustainable future.
Single Stop is a company of The Fedcap Group. Since 1935, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative, and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. The Fedcap Group generates more than $400M of revenue annually to serve over 250,000 people each year across an international footprint. The work of The Fedcap Group is structured within four major areas of practice— workforce development, educational services, health services, and economic development— and delivered through a growing number of top-tier companies- each focused on helping people achieve long-term economic well-being.