June 03, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

Post-secondary administrators, faculty and staff, community service providers, state agency workers, and community stakeholders, including post-secondary students and foster parents, are invited to attend UMass Boston's Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services (U-ACCESS)'s first annual conference, which will increase knowledge about homelessness, emancipation from foster care, and food insecurity among post-secondary student populations.

Conference Theme: Raise awareness and increase knowledge of homelessness, emancipation from foster care, and food insecurity among the college student population.

Conference Objectives

  • Build a collaborative network for sharing and learning the recent practices and approaches.
  • Promote awareness of challenges and obstacles of homelessness, emancipation from foster care, and food insecurity among college student population
  • Promote a collaborative effort to address issues related to the theme topics

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Contact Shirley Fan-Chan, U-ACCESS Director, for more information.

U-ACCESS Conference Agenda

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2014
Tuesday, June 3rd
7:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

J. Keith Motley, University of Massachusetts Boston

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Tom Sanicandro, Massachusetts State Representative

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation

John Seita, Michigan State University

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Break

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Panel Presentation: What Do We Do in MA to Support Homeless Students Who are Transitioning on Post-secondary Campuses

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch & Student Presentations

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:30 PM

Concurrent Workshop: Best Practices and Approaches for Service Providers and Post-secondary Collaboration

Amy Proietti, Greenfield Community College
Cheryl Opper, School on Wheels of Massachusetts
Karl Morton, Home for Little Wanderers
Michele Wakin, Bridgewater State University
Maylea Rodriguez Spence, Community Action Youth Programs
Mika Lim, Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Nate Smith-Tyge, Michigan State University
Samuel Margolius, Rediscovery at JRI
Shirley Fan-Chan, University of Massachusetts Boston
Stephany Karim, Rediscovery at JRI

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Workshop: Policy and Advocacy along with the Initial Release of UMass Boston Campus-wide Survey and Data Collection

Brian Condron, Home for Little Wanderers
Cyekeia Lee, National Association of Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Darren Freeman-Coppadge, University of Massachusetts Boston
Joan Meschino, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
Mary Collin, Boston University
Meghan Silva, University of Massachusetts Boston
Victoria Sheppard, University of Massachusetts Boston

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM