Commitment to Action

Using the Safety Net as a Springboard to College

Commitment by

Single Stop USA

In 2014, Single Stop USA committed to assist low-income college students better connect to resources, such as tax benefits and government assistance programs, which can help students achieve their educational goals and move up the economic ladder. Looking at resource needs through the lens of the student, Single Stop will create an easy-to-use, intuitive technology platform that pairs benefits and financial aid screening with referrals to additional services provided by nonprofit partners, giving students the full picture of existing resources that can help them enroll, persist, and complete college. Accessible from any device with web access, this 'self serve' tool aims to remove barriers in information, access, and service coordination for individual users. Simultaneously working with a broad network of community colleges and community-based organizations, Single Stop seeks to maximize their efficiency and scalability by removing administrative barriers and triaging clients to service providers that can best meet their needs.

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Commitment

Using the Safety Net as a Springboard to College

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,500,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Single Stop USA

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Kresge Foundation, IDEO.org, The Ford Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Association of Community College Trustees, Robin Hood Foundation