Thank You for Your Incredible Generosity on #GivingTuesday
On December 3, 2019, we raised $27,578 for the students of the Los Rios colleges. Because of you, we can now help more Los Rios students in crisis.
Many Los Rios students struggle to meet their basic needs, and it often takes only a minor setback to derail their dreams.
Did You Know...
of Los Rios students are low-income.
of Los Rios students live below the poverty line.
of community college students are homeless.
Los Rios Cares
At Los Rios, we care about helping our students in need. That's why we created the Cares programs – Beaver Cares, Hawk Cares, Falcon Cares, and Panther Cares.
The Cares program at each college provides a safety net for students and addresses their most pressing needs through the following:
Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial help to students experiencing an emergency, so they can stay in school and on track.
Food pantries support student wellness and reduce food insecurity by providing food and other necessities in a safe space.
Hotel vouchers help keep students off the street until they can find more permanent housing.
Textbook scholarships help remove the largest financial barrier to completing a degree or certificate for students.
Gowns for Grads
Gowns for Grads provides graduation caps and gowns to many of our first-generation and low-income students.
Showers for Students
Our colleges provide access to showers for homeless students, and we rely on donors to provide clean towels and toiletries like soap and shampoo.