Kennesaw State University’s Campus Awareness, Resource, & Empowerment Center

Helping homeless college students

Georgia is now one of ten states identified by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth for having a higher-education network to combat collegiate homelessness. Every university in the state assigns a “single point of contact” for homeless students and those in foster care, and Kennesaw State University’s Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment Center has been a model for other universities: It provides homeless, hungry, and at-risk students with assistance; collects and distributes donations at Owl’s Closet; and collaborates with the Homeless Awareness Week program at the university to involve and educate the entire campus.