Dr. Rashida Crutchfield, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach, sits in the Associated Students Inc. Beach Pantry on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in Long Beach. Over 750 leaders from the CSU, CCC and UC systems will gather for California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance, CHEBNA, 2020 Summit: Advancing Student Success, on Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7, in Costa Mesa.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

How can California colleges help homeless and hungry students?

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Cal State Long Beach Professor Rashida Crutchfield began focusing on homelessness and food insecurity among college students more than a decade ago.

Back then, she worked at Covenant House of California, a non-profit in Hollywood that provides housing and other support to homeless young adults. Now, Crutchfield is a leading researcher on the lack of basic needs among students enrolled in higher education.

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