The Basic Needs Initiative provides a framework for the CSU's 23 campuses to take a more coordinated approach to developing programs and strategies that support students who are experiencing food and housing insecurity.
Carolyn O’Keefe Systemwide Director, Student Wellness & Basic Needs Initiatives Academic and Student Affairs
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