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Student Supports for Basic Needs Advisory Group Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Laura Singletary
42:16
Laura Singletary, Whatcom Community College
Kathi Medcalf
42:17
Kathi Medcalf SBCTC
Angelic Sedivec
42:20
Angelic Sedivec Everett Community College
Kelli Johnston
42:21
Kelli Johnston Tacoma Community College
Sarah Hall
42:25
Sarah Hall-Case Manager @ Central Washington University
Katie Rousso
42:26
Katie Rousso Cascadia College
Samantha Fakharzadeh
42:26
Samantha Fakharzadeh, Washington State University Global Campus
Sarah Benavente Chargualaf
42:27
Sarah Chargualaf, Bates Technical College
Charles Thompson
42:27
Charles Thompson, Edmonds College
Ryan Simonis (he/him/his)
42:27
Ryan Simonis, Whatcom Community College
Melodie Pazolt
42:29
Melodie Pazolt Recovery Support Services Section Mgr. HCA-DBHR
Cath Busha they/them/their
42:29
Cath Busha (they/them/their) Clark College
Zackary Turner
42:30
Zack Turner, Washington Student Assoc!
Juli Dunn
42:31
Juli Dunn, Senior Associate Dean of Students @ Whitman College, she/her or they/them
Jordyn Creighton
42:31
Jordyn Creighton, Washington State University Tri-Cities
Tiffany Smith (she/her)
42:33
Tiffany Smith Case Manager at Central Washington University
Christine Stevens
42:38
Christine Stevens UW Tacoma
Armina Khwaja (she/her)
42:38
Armina Khwaja, Seattle University (she/her)
Demetra Biros
42:39
Demetra Biros - LWTech
Erin Frasier
42:40
Erin Frasier, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Omar Fadiel
42:41
Omar Fadiel/ Bellevue College
Dawn McAferty
42:42
Calvin Romaker, Washington Student Achievement Council
Charlotte Gavell
42:44
Charlotte Gavell, she/her, United Way of King County
Dani Trimble (she/her)
42:44
Dani Trimble, Lower Columbia College
Dorene Hackett
42:44
Dorene Hackett, Campus Housing, Walla Walla University
Paul Francis
42:46
Paul Francis, Council of Presidents & WSAC Member
Lincoln Vander Veen
42:47
Lincoln Vander Veen, Seattle University
SUSAN CABLE
42:47
Susan Cable
Robin Kovis
42:48
Robin Kovis, student government President for WSU Tri-Cities (he/him/his)
Roseann Martinez
42:56
Roseann Martinez MSW LICSW,
Mary Jo Gonzales
42:59
Mary Jo Gonzales, Washington State University
Joni Upman
43:01
Joni Upman (they/them), AmeriCorps VISTA, The Evergreen State College
Kelly Evans
43:13
Kelly Evans, College Promise Coalition
Juli Dunn
43:22
calling in from the sacred lands of the Walla Walla, Cayuse, and Umatilla tribal nations
SUSAN CABLE
43:27
Susan Cable Pierce College District
Charles Bailey
43:28
Charles Bailey - WIOA Youth Project Director for Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council
Roseann Martinez
43:34
Roseann Martinez MSW, LICSW, University of Washington Tacoma
Tim Sullivan
43:47
Good morning. Teresa Sanchez, GC211 Operations Supervisor at People for People. Attending for Stacy Kellogg.
Jessica Porter
43:50
Jessica Porter, WA State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
Kathy Ramsay
43:56
Kathy Ramsay-ETV Program Manager
Kristina Pogosian
44:00
Kristina Pogosian - University of Washington, Board of Regents
Michelle Helmerick
44:01
Michelle Helmerick Eastern Washington University
Amy C. Hatfield
44:05
Amy Hatfield, Workforce Development & Basic Studies, Olympic College
Jeannette Smith
44:08
Jeannette Smith, The Evergreen State College
Bill Lyne
44:10
Bill Lyne, College Promise Coalition and United Faculty of Washington State
Lorrie Bortuzzo
45:58
Lorrie Bortuzzo, Western Washington University
Ericka Hoag
46:27
Ericka Garza Hoag Columbia Basin College
Kellee Gunn
47:02
Kellee Gunn, Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee
Sara Wilson
47:04
Sara Wilson, Western Washington University
Dani Robicheau
47:06
Dani Robicheau, The Evergreen State College
Eric Baldwin
47:36
Eric Baldwin - Gonzaga University
Veneza Tena
52:39
Good morning! Veneza Tena, ILS / SETuP Program Coordinator with Community Youth Services.
Lynn Hennessey
53:01
Lynn Hennessey, Yakima Valley College
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:16:32
WA CTCs basic needs assessment report: https://hope4college.com/washington-state-community-and-technical-colleges-realcollege-survey/
Tim Sullivan
01:17:06
Sound is not good. Fades in and out!
Savanna Navarro Kresse (she/her)
01:20:03
Hello Everyone, please feel free to add your questions to the chat as you have them. I will be collecting questions as we go.
Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition
01:30:22
Anti-hunger advocates are grateful for Sen. Murray’s leadership on SNAP — and so grateful that DSHS has repeatedly asked USDA to waive the student work requirement for SNAP. While USDA has temporarily waived the work requirements for others, they have not suspended it for students because of Farm Bill restrictions.
Sarah Hall
01:33:31
where would we be able to access and schedule a Zoom meeting with a legislator?
Senator Randall
01:33:44
@Sarah -- email them!
Senator Randall
01:34:08
https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/
Ellen Shortt Sanchez, Evergreen (she/her)
01:35:29
Students at The Evergreen State College advocated for SNAP/EBT use on college campuses which had some success, can you give an update on legislation that supports food access on campuses?
Sarah Hall
01:35:42
Thank you very much for that info!
Samantha Fakharzadeh
01:36:29
It may be your connection
Samantha Fakharzadeh
01:36:55
Maybe turn off video?
Charles Adkins
01:36:58
You should turn off video!
Samantha Fakharzadeh
01:37:39
Yes!
Savanna Navarro Kresse (she/her)
01:37:53
Thank you Sen. Wilson
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:38:40
@Ellen and TESC - More details in Food Breakout discussion, but some highlights: 1. Workstudy sts "awarded" are exempt from work requirement
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:39:11
2. no waivers for EBT on campus from feds, but DSHS and partners will provide TA for campuses interested in applying
Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition
01:39:18
Babs may be able to talk about this issue of EBT on campus, too -
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:39:40
3. CTC Basic Food Ed & Training is expanding access for assoc-level sts
Babs Roberts
01:39:42
BFET - Basic Food Employment and Training …
Ellen Shortt Sanchez, Evergreen (she/her)
01:39:58
Thanks!
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:40:03
We do need to focus on 4 year access to SNAP
Erin Frasier
01:41:33
BFET Expansion - In addition to Basic Education (BE) and our current professional-technical certificate and 2-year degree programs, we are now permitted to expand Vocational Education (VE) offerings at our CTCs to the following training options: Two-Year Non-Vocational Degree Programs, Apprenticeship and Pre-apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship Preparation, Customized and Contract Training, and Work-Based Learning/Internship.
Senator Randall
01:41:55
Apologies, y'all, I have to hop off to another meeting. So good to be with you this morning and look forward to fighting together to better meet the needs of all students! My office email: Emily.randall@leg.wa.gov // my LA: sarah.myers@leg.wa.gov
Ami Magisos, she/her
01:42:27
@ Erin - thank you for sharing
Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition
01:43:15
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the expansion of BFET and SNAP eligibility for CTC students — DSHS put together a great plan for USDA. (One that other states are now looking at replicating!)
Amy C. Hatfield, she/her, Olympic College
01:43:45
Congratulations on your hard work to expand BFET/SNAP!
Dani Trimble (she/her)
01:44:46
Not a question, but just so grateful to have such strong support for students and basic needs in WA. I have been on the national SNAP E&T conference this morning and such a stark difference in what federal and FNS policy and our state's commitments are
Maddy Thompson
01:47:45
I believe child care is one of the biggest barriers to helping postsecondary students complete their programs. It needs to be flexible to fit with student study and work hours.
Samantha Fakharzadeh
01:49:47
Exactly!!
Maddy Thompson
01:51:21
Does anyone know of any good examples of postsecondary institutions providing good models?
Maddy Thompson
01:52:01
(of child care - or any of the topics we are talking about regarding food and wrap around supports)
Zackary Turner
01:53:06
I believe some 4 years offer child care centers, but they do not have wide access for students. It seems like a little funding could go a long way at those childcare centers!
Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition
01:53:12
In CA, anyone with SNAP is eligible for child care subsidies. They don’t necessarily get the funds, but simply conferring that child care eligibility helps with other kinds of eligibility for supports, and it helps identify exactly which families need more help, generates a more clear waiting list, etc. — does WA do anything like that?
Dani Trimble (she/her)
01:53:55
Yes, students who are eligible for SNAP are generally eligible for child care subsidies, especially if they participate in BFET
Sen. Claire Wilson
01:53:56
Maddy, Highline College has an early learning center that provides HS and childcare for students. The limit is the size of the facility and current limits to dollars to support. They also used to provide cooperative preschools (the old version of play and learn groups). It has been operating for a number of years.
Dani Trimble (she/her)
01:55:11
Yes, I agree, we have a lot of good models to look at for child care centers on campuses- the issues are funding and availability
Erin Frasier
01:57:37
HB 1303 also expanded eligibility to child care subsidies for student parents. Hopefully the funding for this will be maintained moving forward.
Gray Sterling
01:57:38
@Maddy--There are various models across the state that include on-campus care (looks different by campus), public-private partnerships with off-campus sites, and institutions providing subsidies to students. Agreed one of the major challenges across all seems to be capacity as it relates to limits in qualified care providers, and physical space.
Maddy Thompson
01:57:45
I need to hop off for a short while.
Roseann Martinez
01:58:43
Every Door is the Right Door....Senator...sounds like wrap around services :)
Sen. Claire Wilson
01:59:28
That is what we are working on...….so agreed!
Sarah Hall
02:01:54
Thank you representatives for your time, your efforts, awareness and expertise on this subject!
Babs Roberts
02:02:29
www.dismantlepovertyinwa.com to see the plan I referenced
Sen. Claire Wilson
02:02:49
Thanks Babs!!! Appreciate all the work that is happening!
Ami Magisos, she/her
02:05:28
https://wsac.wa.gov/student-supportsfor more on Statewide Learning Community, basic needs resources
Dorene Hackett
02:10:06
Can we go into a different breakout session than we indicated in our registration?
Dorene Hackett
02:15:29
Can you hear me?
Dorene Hackett
02:15:54
I got another invite for the mental/behavior health group. I want the food one.
Dorene Hackett
02:18:17
Food!
Mustapha Samateh
02:58:42
Hello Everyone! I just got added to the zoom call. Are we working on anything right now?
Babs Roberts
03:08:02
HI Mustapha... we're all in break out rooms right now but will be coming back in the next minute or two
Dani Trimble (she/her)
03:24:22
I think a big priority overall in addressing basic needs holistically is to simplify the processes for students and the administrative burdens so we can focus more on student support
Roseann Martinez
03:25:20
well put
Sen. Claire Wilson
03:25:35
Could not agree more.
Bryce McKibben
03:26:43
Our policies at the state and federal level need to reach students proactively -- like asking all students what support they need for basic needs -- rather than solely "opt-in" or waiting for students to find the resources.
Katie Rousso
03:27:06
Agree^^^^
Demetra Biros
03:27:40
Keep in mind that these benefits are also not available to students at the CTCs that are pursuing BAS degrees.
Bryce McKibben
03:29:52
THANK YOU for leading and convening WSAC!
Dani Trimble (she/her)
03:30:13
yes, I agree with Demetra. This is an area where anti racist policies can be improved- our programs need to be equal access for all aspirations, and support students to pursue what is a good fit for them, not just short term programs that do not lead to self sufficient employment
Sarah Hall
03:30:18
Thank you everyone for your efforts in making this meeting possible.
Armina Khwaja (she/her) - SeattleU
03:31:09
Thank you all for organizing today’s sessions and prioritizing these conversations!
Tiffany Smith (she/her)
03:31:29
Thank you all!
Mustapha Samateh
03:31:39
Thank You!!
Lorrie Bortuzzo She/Her
03:31:49
Thank you everyone!
Roseann Martinez
03:32:13
Thank you !!
Mentha, UW Tacoma
03:32:26
Ditto! Kudos and let's press ahead, support each other, and continue to make a difference.
Kristina Pogosian
03:32:42
Thank you, WSAC!
Jennifer Hogge
03:33:05
Thank you everyone!
Cath Busha they/them/their
03:33:12
thank you 😊
Amy C. Hatfield, she/her, Olympic College
03:33:14
Thank you!
Veneza Tena (she/her)
03:33:17
Thank you!! Take care all! :)
Sarah Hall
03:33:17
Yes, great job students showing up and sharing!
Joni Upman
03:33:19
Thank you so much everyone!
Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition
03:33:22
Thanks, all, for your passion to help students succeed!
Dani Trimble (she/her)
03:33:25
thank you!
Jennifer Hogge
03:33:28
Take care and do something for your wellness today
Ami Magisos, she/her
03:33:53
moment to debrief wsac team?
Ami Magisos, she/her
03:33:56
in Teams?