Tag: Homelessness

We need to stop demonizing and start supporting the homeless

Photo courtesy of Jon Tyson, Unsplash. As of March 2021, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that in a single night of 2020, 580,466 people experienced homelessness. This disheartening statistic has dire consequences as the weather gets colder by the day. Approximately 39% of people experiencing homelessness […]

CCEC’s Hunger Banquet brings awareness to poverty

Photo by Hope Patti Hosted in the Alumni Lounges by the Civic and Community Engagement Center, the Oxfam Hunger Banquet was the capstone event of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and set out to bring awareness about poverty and hunger. Using three different areas, the banquet highlighted the differences between […]

SGA gives presentation on efforts to aid homeless

Photo courtesy of MM, Wikipedia In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, SGA President Stephan Lally and SGA Senate Vice President Jaime Velazquez gave a presentation on their work to reduce food insecurity on Ramapo’s campus. The initiative started last October when Karen Booth, assistant director for civic engagement, […]