University to launch new program in collaboration with United Way

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University to launch new program in collaboration with United Way

Fresno State’s Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is partnering with the United Way Fresno and Madera Counties to launch the Project Health, Opportunity, Prosperity and Education (HOPE) program this fall.

Project HOPE will be a campus resource for Fresno State students to access helpful services on campus, and the program will also give students access to community resources registered in United Way’s 2-1-1 database system.

“We are so pleased to partner with our friends and colleagues at United Way to assist our students and meet critical needs that impact their future success,” said Dr. Frank Lamas, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Fresno State. “Our joint partnership will more completely serve students’ needs and help them toward college graduation.”

The Project HOPE staff will work closely with United Way staff to help meet students’ needs, which will include services from the following areas:

  • Academic resources
  • Health and wellness
  • Financial management
  • Academic difficulty
  • Career planning
  • Academic advising/graduation planning
  • Student support programs
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“This innovative connection between 2-1-1 and Fresno State is a model for deepening impact in the community,” said Lindsay Callahan, president and CEO for United Way Fresno and Madera Counties.

Fresno State students can access Project HOPE resources by dialing 2-1-1 and identifying as a Fresno State student to the operator. For more information, contact Marilyn Monroy at 559.278.6723.

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