The SSCCC Board of Directors are very concerned with the COVID-19 virus and the traumatic disruption to higher education. in an effort to keep you all updated about those decisions and policies directly impacting students on California community colleges (CCC), we will be updating this page often. We encourage you to visit regularly. Stay healthy and be well!
- CA College Student Emergency Support Fund - MAF has established the CA College Student Support Fund. Eligible students will receive a $500 grant to help manage their financial needs. View student FAQs here -- NEW
- SwiftStudent: A free digital resource that helps students request changes to their college financial aid packages. Information includes student eligibility and templates used to generate an appeals letter -- NEW
- CalFresh Outreach COVID-19 Digital Outreach Toolkit -- NEW
- Chancellor's Office Website on COVID-19. This website contains information and resources about the COVID-19 virus. Note: This page has information specifically related to students on CCC campuses.
- Chancellor's Office Memorandum on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance - Clarification on Appointments, Withdraws and Student Fee Refunds.
- EdSource: Coping with the stress of coronavirus crisis a challenge for California Students
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself
- World Health Organization: Rolling updates on coronavirus disease
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Resources for undocumented people
- California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: Stay home except for essential need
- COVID - 19 Resources for Undocumented Communities - Google Doc
- Center for Urban Education: Supporting students, colleagues, and community during COVID-19
- Internet Essentials is offering 2 months of free services. For more information visit their website
- Beginning March 16 Charter Communications will make its internet and WiFi services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. WiFi hotspots will also be open for public.
- U-Haul is offering free storage to college students.
- Department of Social Services Immigration Legal Services resource page
- Many students are facing food insecurity and need access to affordable food.
- Campus food pantries should confer with the local food bank to ensure you can serve the community while adhering to CDC guidelines. One option may be to prepare bags of food that can be left for students to pick up. Foodbank locations or food resources can be found by visiting www.auntbertha.com or by the Why Hunger hotline at 1(800) 5-HUNGRY
- If this crisis goes on and students’ ﬁnances are deeply affected, some students may become eligible for SNAP.
- Accessing health coverage
- For those who may be worried about quarantining in a home where they do not feel safe, help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at @ndvh by chat or by calling their hotline at1-800-799-7233.
In addition to the resources above, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Chancellor’s Office will host weekly webinars until further notice. Each webinar will be recorded and available on the Vision Resource Center following the event. After logging in, under the “Connect” menu, visit “All Communities” and look for the “CCC | COVID-19 Resources, Tools, and Discussion.” Select the community and then click “Join Community” to access the content.
The next webinar will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
To join these webinars visit:
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/299858221
Or Telephone: (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
+1 669 900 6833
+1 346 248 7799
+1 646 876 9923
+1 253 215 8782
+1 301 715 8592
+1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 299 858 221