Programs and Events

The Event Programming Committee is responsible for organizing and planning new lectures, movie screenings, discussions, and many other activities on campus to raise awareness about poverty in the United States. We have brought a wide variety of speakers to Stanford to address a wide variety of issues ranging from homeless youth to food insecurity in the Bay Area.  See our events page for current and past events!

What We Do

Raising Awareness

Community Outreach

The Campus Awareness committee works to increase student awareness about poverty in the United States at the local, state, and national level.  We e-mail out articles on poverty in the U.S. To receive these articles, subscribe to stopinterest11-12@lists.stanford.edu. In Spring 2008, we worked extensively to organize and plan the Food Stamps Challenge, and organized our second annual challenge for May 5th 2009.

The Community Outreach Committee works to provide resources to address the needs of the local low-income community.  We work with service organizations and community members to provide these resources, while engaging our members in the local fight against poverty.  In previous years, we trained members to become certified application assistants for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and registered local families for the program.  We have held discussions about college with previously-homeless children. We host a weekly computer workshop at the Opportunity Center (a service center just off campus for individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless). To find out more please contact our Community Outreach Directors: Jenny Chen or Brian Nguyen. We have also advocated for and have created informational materials to inform the Stanford community of these issues.

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