Article on colleges with programs for homeless students quotes Shirley Fan-Chan, director of UMass Boston's Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services. The office, which operates a food pantry, connects students with academic advising and counseling, child care, shelters, and food stamps.
Professor of Psychology Jean Rhodes, who prior to Hurricane Katrina had begun to study whether giving college scholarships to a group of 1,019 low-income New Orleans parents would increase their wellbeing, found nearly half of the participants in the revised project had PTSD symptoms a year later.
Institute for Asian American Studies Director Paul Watanabe says Saturday's meeting in Lowell with the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was designed to help Asian Americans realize that the government works for them.
Eduardo Siqueira, coordinator of the Transnational Brazilian Project, is interviewed in this article on Brazilians living in the U.S. Siqueira says many Brazilians who go back to Brazil are having a hard time re-adapting.