RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $11.7 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
PASCO, Wash. – Staff from the Pasco Lowe’s store built and installed nearly 100 community garden beds to help feed local families, and the Master Gardeners of Benton and Franklin counties recently saluted their efforts with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
By Chantell Cosner & Steve Nakata, Administrative Services
PULLMAN, Wash. – Eligible low-income students and families have an on-campus location where they can purchase food using their SNAP benefits, thanks to a partnership between Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services
PULLMAN, Wash. – Dining Services at Washington State University has partnered with the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make fresh foods more accessible for qualified low-income students and families at The Market.
By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – A graduate student at Washington State University Spokane is the lead author on a research paper that shows an overall drop in emergency room visits and hospitalizations by patients who are served by the Spokane Prescription Assistance Network, which helps low income people get free and reduced-price medications.
By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver is among 44 institutions nationwide invited to participate in the “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” project of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A statewide survey of more than 1,600 low-income Washingtonians found that seven of 10 face at least one significant civil legal problem each year and the average number of problems per low-income household has tripled over the last decade.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – New research finds that economically disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods of non-English speaking Latinos are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing air toxics than comparable communities of any other racial group in the United States.