Leadership

We are a voice for students and work to ensure that students have the opportunity to lead their own communities. Leadership opportunities are invaluable to stu

A survey of nearly 86,000 students taken in 2018 by The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice found that homelessness affected 18% of respondents attending two-year colleges, and 14% of those attending four-year institutions. The number who said they had experienced housing insecurity, such as difficulty paying rent, was much higher, at 60%, among those attending two-year schools, and at 48% for those enrolled in four-year institutions.

 

Soledad O’Brien’s new documentary Hungry to Learn  is a critical investigation into the hunger epidemic on college campuses. Given the current health and economic crisis, there’s never been a more important time. Thanks to Yahoo, the documentary is now available to stream for free.

study from the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and Temple University’s College of Education has discovered five trends.​ ------------------------------------->

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A higher proportion of college students are from households with incomes at or below the poverty line than were in the past.

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College is more expensive now than in the past.

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The purchasing power of the Pell grant, a federal grant for lower-income students, has fallen over time.

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​Coupled with rising college prices, students must work nearly full-time to afford full-time community college .

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There is less money to spend on student support programs. States have cut $9 billion from higher education in the last 10 years alone. 

Students often lead workshops and events.

EGD provides leadership training for students, as well as professional development workshops.