During the COVID-19 pandemic, students' need for emergency aid dramatically expanded and the federal government began providing that support for the first time. How did colleges respond? What is required to scale the practice of emergency aid in an effective and equitable way? This webinar will share findings and lessons from The Hope Center's latest research, a study of federal pandemic emergency aid implementation at 155 colleges and universities around the country. Three new resources will accompany the webinar: a summary report, a research paper, and a look at parenting students' experiences with emergency aid during the pandemic.
Sara Goldrick-Rab - Overview of need, project, and main findings
DVP Praxis- Discuss what they learned from focus groups with an emphasis on the institutions featured in the report OR invite those institutions to speak (DVP decides)
Student on their experiences trying to get EA during the pandemic and what they need that support to look like? Preferably a parenting student
Eddy Conroy - Recommendations for institutions and policymakers