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Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter

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WSU homeless shelter design team

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Architecture and Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU architecture student team has designed a shelter that they hope might someday improve the lives of homeless people. » More …

WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

WSU, community groups plan for hunger/homeless week

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Groups and classes at Washington State University and community organizations are invited to help plan events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 17-23.

 

The WSU Center for Civic Engagement hosts planning meetings at 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12 in CUB 310. Representatives are welcome.

 

Groups that cannot send representatives but are interested in participating may email Erin McIlraith, CCE marketing and communications coordinator, at emcilraith@wsu.edu.

 

Grant benefits student teachers, homeless kids

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A community program founded by WSU faculty member Susan Finley seven years ago recently received a grant allowing her to assess the program so other communities can benefit from what she is learning.

 

Finley, a College of Education associate professor at WSU Vancouver, founded At Home At School (AHAS) to provide fun educational activities and tutoring to needy children, educate teachers on how to help these kids, and research the results. A $170,000 grant for three years from the Legacy Health System’s Community Health Fund will pay other faculty to take on Finley’s teaching responsibilities … » More …

Representatives discuss “Beloved Community”

VANCOUVER – Representatives from the Women’s Housing Equality and Enhancement League, will speak at WSU Vancouver, 12 to 1:15 p.m., April 17 in the Library building, room 201.

The WHEEL women, all homeless or formerly homeless, will discuss and read from their recently published poetry anthology, “Beloved Community,” which represents the first national effort to feature the writings of homeless women. The presentation is sponsored by the WSU Vancouver College of Liberal Arts Speakers Program and the American Social Movements and Culture class.

They will also be speaking at 6:30 p.m. April 17, at In Other Words Books, 8 NE Killingsworth, Portland, and at … » More …