Recognizing whether or a person is in need of some assistance is an admirable characteristic to carry. In the article “Homeless on Campus” by Eleanor J. Bader states the issues amongst college students without a home yet attaining a degree. The story illustrates one young girl named Aesha, who is currently trying to obtain her Associates Degree but has yet to find a college that helps her become successful with her home situations. Many colleges did not have programs to help students with financial needs and difficult home lives find ways to accomplish college in the best way they can. Our youth is our future so this nation needs to provide them with the highest education while being comfortable. Eleanor Bader was an English teacher at
In the year 1984, October 1st, two Holy Cross Priests had the mere idea of creating a foundation to help the poor and homeless. By renting a house they started their own idea, by bringing in their first guest and creating something that will forever remain to offer hospitality. Slowly but surely, this organization formed many new members of volunteers to help as well. Not only did the volunteers increase, services were established that this organization offers, and many people from all over the Phoenix area started to send in donations such as clothes, blankets, and medical needs. Andre House of Hospitality is a non-profit organization, and because of this, they rely on “us”, the community, to do our part to help the less unfortunate.
In her essay “Homeless on Campus” Professor Eleanor J. Bader, writes about students who are attending college while being homeless. She introduces four students whom are homeless and explains their stories. As she described the life of each student it became obvious that stories were similar; students left home due to hardships and abuse from others, and are now moving from one place to another, going to extreme measures to make sure everything is taking care off, and all while focussing on school work. Bader identified three main focus points on the issue of homeless students on campus. She noted that unlike elementary school and high school, universities do not provide any formal help to homeless students.
The article “Homeless on Campus”, by Eleanor J. Bader, speaks about college students being homeless. In the article, the author makes a point that the subject of homeless college students is not a regular topic being discussed. She has in her article that college students that are homeless don’t usually come forward about being homeless and that everyone has a different situation on how they got that way. In the article, it says students come apply for help them. She has supporting evidence that in the United States, it is almost impossible for a person, let alone a young struggling college student to pay for a housing.
Homelessness on Campus “Over 58,000 students identified as homeless on the 2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) , a 75 percent increase over the last three years”(Dunning). Homelessness on college campuses is damaging to the individuals who are affected by it. Homelessness is damaging to the individual because it makes graduating from college difficult. To find a way to solve homelessness we need to figure out what the causes of homelessness are.
Homeless: Choice or Chance? Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle is a story of one unparalleled family who constantly is moving from one place to another. The family seeks shelter in abandoned houses in extremely slipshod conditions.
Through hard work and determination one can get themselves through college. That’s exactly the kind of opportunity the book Ragged Dick or Street Life in New York talks about. The little Ragged Dick is influenced the wealth man and his child to wisely spend his money so he can start going to school and making something better of himself. He also charitably gives the little boy to help him out with his present impoverished predicament. Though his opportunity was dramatic decreased from the world that less opportunistic than their one job.
Although some students can overcome these challenges, poverty remains a significant obstacle to success. In addition, families struggling to make ends meet, food insecurity, and housing instability often lead to difficulties paying tuition and limited opportunities for college graduation. All this makes poverty among college students in California an urgent issue that requires attention.
With the increased use of housing-based assistance programs being created, there is a positive outlook for homeless looking for assistance getting back on their feet by acquiring affordable housing. The ability to apply and gain benefits through state and federal programs is helping to provide food and some financial assistance to the homeless population as well as a community outreach programs being deployed in cities all over the country. New opportunities for employment and training are available for those who are homeless and looking to get back into the workforce and get off the street. The road ahead for the homeless population is, of course, paved with struggles and detours, but with the continued efforts of our country, states and communities we can work together to aid in the reduction of homelessness with the continued efforts in creating and maintaining affordable housing programs, assistance programs, and workforce development
Meanwhile they are not helping them very much. They are putting no effort in trying to give them a lending hand. “Critics say colleges are not doing enough to meet – or even recognize – the needs of this group… She also believes that the college should maintain emergency housing for homeless students” (Bader 712). It is accurate that colleges do not even notice their struggling students without the students notifying them of their hardships.
There is many people that go to college, but because of the cost they don't get through college. The elevated costs of college cause not only students to struggle paying for college, but also to struggle financially paying for college when they are done. In many cases, after graduating, young adults who don’t find a job will become poorer, increasing the gap between the rich and the
Homelessness is one the most ignored problems in the United States with citizen and politician. Homeless people are walked by and ignored. Nobody ever thinks that they will be homeless. Due to the economy, people live paycheck to paycheck making house payments very difficult. Most people will want to believe most homeless people are drug addicts or alcoholics, but most people will be surprise to know that it is no all true.
It is hard to imagine life as a homeless family. I hope that I’ll never have to move my family from shelter to shelter as some families must do every day. According to the essay “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen, we should take more time in our lives to see the pain that homelessness creates. I agree with Anna Quindlen’s assertion that a home is everything. A home can provide certainty.
In the passage, Homeless by Anna Quindlen the central idea is our idea of home has changed. First, homes are no longer what they used to be because now they are real estate. This sentence itself is not opinion it’s fact because homes did you used to be about living there, but now it’s about price. Next, there was a time when where you lived is where everything happened like eating,grew and buried.