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October 5, 2016 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Student Center Building, Hilberry B | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

The Humanities Center is proud to present as a part of its Brown Bag Colloquium Series, a talk by Jacqueline Wilson, High Program, First Lady of WSU and Founding Director of HIGH Program. 

ABSTRACT:

The Wayne State University HIGH Program, which stands for ‘Helping Individuals Go Higher’, was first established in 2013 with the mission to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges. The program is designed to assist students in crisis who have exhausted all other funding options, and for whom homelessness is imminent without intervention. The HIGH Program provides short-term bridge funding to enable a student in crisis to get back on track. Our funding strategy focuses on filling a gap. Since the program’s inception, the HIGH Program has received over 300 applications for assistance and has helped over 130 students with financial support or direct referrals to an alternative funding source. The HIGH Program has a goal of supporting at least 50 students per year. Without the support of our generous donors, the HIGH Program would not be possible.

 

These talks are free and open to the public! We also provide free coffee, tea, and cake!

For more information about this event, please contact The Humanities Center at 3135775471.