Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
Too many CSUMB students lack access to basic resources. The percentage of food insecure students is extraordinarily high at 50.1%. This capstone focused on lessening that burden on CSUMB students. The project consisted of promoting access to CalFresh, creating the Basic Needs Outreach Form, sitting on the CSUMB Basic Needs Committee, and much more all under the supervision of Joanna Snawder-Manzo. Specifically, the creation and implementation of the Basic Needs Outreach Form created a new resource for CSUMB’s students. This form provides the students with a central place to access all of the resources that are available to them on the CSUMB campus. A needs assessment found that students often cited a lack of access to resources and a lack of knowledge of the resources that are available to them as barriers to receiving service. Moving forward, I would recommend that the form continue to be added to and revised until all of CSUMB student’s basic needs are accessible from a single place.
Harnett, Spencer, "California State University Monterey Bay Basic Needs Outreach Program" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 550.