Basic Needs

Basic Needs Ally Program

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You Can Make a Difference

The Basic Needs Ally Program is brought to you by the Basic Needs Task Force. The purpose of the training is to equip faculty, staff, and student leaders to better support students. Learn more below!



Why should you do this training?

Basic needs issues such as food and housing insecurity continue to challenge too many of our students. Meeting students’ basic needs is vital to their success, mental health, and retention at Cal Poly Pomona. Students who are struggling to find adequate food and housing are more likely to report academic troubles and lower GPAs.   

You can help them. You’re invited to the Basic Needs Ally Training Program presented by the Basic Needs Task Force

About the Program

In Basic Needs Ally Training, you will get data about the impact of basic needs issues on our students.  You'll also learn about evidence-based methods for supporting them as they work towards solutions.  You will have the opportunity to work in small groups to role-play and work through real-life scenarios.  In short, you’ll understand the basic needs issues facing our students and you'll gain skills to help them. 

Specific topics include:  

  • Current Trends and Data 
  • Being Culturally Responsive to Diverse Students 
  • Basic Listening Skills 
  • Empathy and Boundary Setting 
  • Food and Housing Security 
  • Next Steps 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Monday, November 15, 2021

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 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Limited space available.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

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3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Limited space available.

Friday, February 18, 2022

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10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Limited space available.

Accommodations and Questions

For questions or accommodations please contact

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