[Wsssc] FW: Meeting Request - Basic Needs Policy and Planning

Joe Holliday jholliday at sbctc.edu
Wed Feb 10 16:18:27 PST 2021

Colleagues: one of our collaborations with the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is in the area of basic student needs. They received as small planning grant from the Lumina Foundation to convene the two groups highlighted below. One outcome we hope for is a sustained statewide basic needs assessment across higher education sectors. The HOPE Center will be serving in a consulting role. They are seeking leaders from our colleges to serve on one of these groups. I and a member of my staff will participate but your wisdom and experience is much needed as well. Please let me know if you are interested in serving on one of these two groups. Thanks!

Joe Holliday
Director of Student Services

From: Magisos, Ami (WSAC) <amim at wsac.wa.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:29 AM
To: Joe Holliday <jholliday at sbctc.edu>; Jennifer Dellinger <jdellinger at sbctc.edu>
Subject: Meeting Request - Basic Needs Policy and Planning

Hi Joe and Jennifer,

Happy February!  I'd like to meet with you on postsecondary basic needs planning and collaboration - we are ready to start some of the 2021 projects I described to you in Dec, and are eager to have participation from SBCTC and CTCs in our two main objectives:
-          Advisory Group Taskforce to develop a multiyear state vision and action agenda
-          Statewide assessment work group on unmet needs prevalence info on state and regional levels to drive state-level policy and investments
We have the great news that the Lumina mini-grant money is providing some supports to this work: consultation with the Hope Center on these objectives, and 4 Student Policy Consultants, who are partnering to lead this work and a few other projects as well.

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Ami Magisos, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Policy and Planning
Washington Student Achievement Council
Pronouns: she, her
c. 360-522-0171 | www.wsac.wa.gov<http://www.wsac.wa.gov/>

From: Magisos, Ami (WSAC)
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:41 PM
To: jholliday at sbctc.edu<mailto:jholliday at sbctc.edu>; jdellinger at sbctc.edu<mailto:jdellinger at sbctc.edu>
Subject: Updates - Basic Needs Policy and Planning

Hi Joe and Jen,

Happy December!  I know there's been a lot of change in your area of late - congratulations to Jen, and to Erin and Ha!

When it's realistic for you both, I'd love to find a time to discuss some updates in the Postsecondary Basic Needs arena where I hope we can continue our collaboration in 2021, including -

-          As part of the Postsecondary Basic Needs Advisory, a task force that will develop a state aspirational vision and action agenda on postsecondary basic needs (hopefully with Lumina funding and Hope Center consultation)
-          Development of a WA basic needs assessment and coordination plan (also hopefully with Lumina funding and Hope Center consultation)
-          Continued collaboration with DSHS to increase postsecondary access to SNAP and other public benefits, including communication tools to help colleges and students with SNAP access
-          Statewide Learning Community quarterly webinars to highlight effective practices and partnerships

More immediately, I wanted to give you a heads-up that WSAC will be offering a new student engagement opportunity - 3 paid Student Policy Consultant, plus a Lead Student Policy Consultant.  These consultants will work with us in the basic needs projects above in conjunction with WSA.  There's more information below from my colleague Savanna Navarro Kresse, who is leading on Student Engagement here, and I understand that she's working with Jamie T. to help get the word out to CTC students.

Please let me know when it might make sense to meet in the next few weeks.

Thank you,


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Ami Magisos, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Policy and Planning
Washington Student Achievement Council
Pronouns: she, her
c. 360-522-0171 | www.wsac.wa.gov<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsac.wa.gov%2F&data=04%7C01%7Camim%40wsac.wa.gov%7Cc1fa025b66f347a172f508d897011dbd%7C11d0e217264e400a8ba057dcc127d72d%7C0%7C0%7C637425378339018967%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=HInediZESQm7v0Rvmin6N8nBtNtjdxB6vuLPCza0Yig%3D&reserved=0>

From: Kresse, Savanna (WSAC)
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:33 AM
To: Hugo Garcia Villa <hugogv at uw.edu<mailto:hugogv at uw.edu>>; Pattinson, Marcela Carrillo <marcela.pattinson at wsu.edu<mailto:marcela.pattinson at wsu.edu>>
Cc: Skinner, Claudia Eve Sheehan <claudia.skinner at wsu.edu<mailto:claudia.skinner at wsu.edu>>
Subject: Student Engagement Opportunity

Hello All,

I hope all is well. I'm reaching out today to ask for your assistance in sharing with your students a new, student engagement opportunity with the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Washington Student Association.

WSAC is committed to elevating and ensuring that student voices and experiences are included in the development of a new state aspirational vision and action agenda on postsecondary basic needs. Toward this end, WSAC has created an opportunity for four student consultants, one of which will be a lead student consultant. These students will provide student perspectives and leadership in the development of the state vision and action agenda. Additional projects may include participation in a workgroup to coordinate basic needs assessments, organization of a presentation on student engagement in a statewide learning community and serving as a liaison between WSAC and the Washington Student Association.

Attached you will find two documents outlining the scope of work for the student consultants and the lead student consultant. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the state. The priority application deadline is December 11th, but the application will remain open until all positions are filled. The WSAC student engagement application can be found here<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsurvey.alchemer.com%2Fs3%2F6048872%2FStudent-Engagement-Application&data=04%7C01%7Camim%40wsac.wa.gov%7Cc1fa025b66f347a172f508d897011dbd%7C11d0e217264e400a8ba057dcc127d72d%7C0%7C0%7C637425378339028925%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ETGRP%2Bd%2FtnvWOxiMPcabJe8ryM%2FwoDLmWlD7p%2BWRxHk%3D&reserved=0>

We appreciate your help in identifying strong student applicants. Please share the scope of work and encourage student leaders to complete the application. Feel free to share this information with colleagues who may know students who could apply.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

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Savanna Navarro Kresse
Policy Associate
Washington Student Achievement Council
Pronouns: she, her, hers

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