FY 2024 Resources

Women in STEM Series with Engineer Inclusion

Understanding Root Causes in Nontraditional Pathways (Part 1 of 3) - February 6, 2024

Exploring the Top 10 Root Causes (Part 2 of 3) - February 20, 2024

Strategies for Engineering Inclusion and Belonging (Part 3 of 3) - March 12, 2024

FY 2023 Resources

College Access and Success for Youth with Experience in Foster Care - February 8, 2023

Youth with experience in foster care face many obstacles on the road to and through college. Many of these students struggle with homelessness, food insecurity, effects of trauma, educational instability, and lack of family and network support while trying to attend classes and persist. Educators and professionals on college campuses have an opportunity to provide increased stability, local resources, and direct support to students so they can meet their educational goals. This webinar will share best practices when working with youth who have experienced foster care and provide an opportunity to ask questions to learn more!

College Access and Success for Youth with Experience in Foster Care Presentation Slides
Networking Map Handout
Illinois Foster Care Resource List


Strategies to Support Students who are Out-of-workforce or Experiencing Homelessness - November 10, 2022

Since beginning to collect data about students who are experiencing homelessness, Rock Valley College has seen a significant increase in the number of students who self-identify as having unreliable housing. Whether this has been an undocumented challenge or whether we are seeing aftereffects of Covid, we realized that we needed to work together - across campus and in our community - to improve our support for these vulnerable students. Anna Wandtke, Perkins Coordinator, and Rose Goodloe, Personal & Success Counselor and Homeless Liaison for Rock Valley College speak about their efforts to support students who are out-of-workforce or experiencing homelessness.

Strategies to Support Presentation Slides


FY 2022 Resources

Laws & Policies for Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness - October 5, 2021 

Law & Policies for Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness Presentation


Establishing a Common Language: Communication and Outreach Strategies for Working with Students Experiencing Homelessness - October 18, 2021

Establishing a Common Language Resources

Better Together: Establishing Community Partnerships to Provide Services to Students Experiencing Homelessness - November 10, 2021

Better Together Presentation