#RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit

Fri, Dec 6, 2019
Laney College
General Info

General Info 

More than ever before, our colleges are seeking innovative solutions and best practices to address basic needs insecurity among our students. To support this effort, the #RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit is focused on providing a venue for practitioners in the California Community Colleges to come together to network and learn best practices for supporting our students with the greatest needs. 

The summit will include workshops and panel presentations covering topics such as food security, housing, health and mental health services, approaches to student outreach and identification, data collection, and fundraising efforts. Participants will leave the summit with practical strategies to implement at their campuses and a network of colleagues for supporting one another at milestones over the next year. 

Laney College, in Oakland, is pleased to serve as the host college for the summit this year. Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 6, 2019, with an optional networking reception on the evening of Thursday, December 5th.  

We cannot do this work alone. Join the #RealCollegeCalifornia Network and let’s work together to help alleviate food and housing insecurity in our communities.

In partnership,

Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D.
Laney College

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

The #RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit is geared toward administrators, faculty, classified staff and student leaders from all areas of the colleges that are working on or interested in helping alleviate basic needs insecurity in our communities.  



Registration Fee: $175 per person
The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and summit materials.

Online registration for the #RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit closes on Friday, November 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Full payment for conference registrations are due by credit card at the time of registration. For questions regarding registration, please email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.




The schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Executive Inn & Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606

3:00 p.m.                                 Hotel Check-In


Friday, December 6, 2019

Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.         Check-in & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.         Welcome

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.         Fireside Chat & Q&A                                   

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab
Founder of the Hope Center for College Community and Justice in Philadelphia and Professor of Higher Education and Sociology at Temple University

Ruben Canedo
Director, Strategic Equity Initiatives at University of California, Berkeley

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.        Workshops

10:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.      Workshops      

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Lunch Presentation

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.          Workshops

2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.          Workshops

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.          Closing Practitioner Roundtables & Campus Plan


Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 27th

Submit Your Proposal

The #RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit Planning Committee is now accepting presentation proposals. The proposal deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Wu Chang at DTChang@Peralta.edu.

Learning Strands
Proposals are invited for summit presentations that celebrate and share community partnerships, college programs, and innovative solutions for addressing:

  • Housing insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Access to health and mental health services
  • Student identification and data collection/tracking on interventions
  • Fundraising to sustain basic needs support services

The goal of the summit is to provide attendees with practical strategies that they can take back to their campuses. Attendees will adopt a strategy for further exploration, discussion, or implementation when they return to their campuses and connect with colleagues 3-6-9 months after the summit for support.

The summit is geared toward administrators, faculty, classified staff and student leaders from all areas of the colleges that are working on or interested in helping alleviate basic needs insecurity in our communities. Proposals should target specific interests as well as cross boundaries between all segments of the colleges

Session Format
Summit concurrent sessions are one (1) hour and generally have one (1) to four (4) presenter(s).

Criteria for Selection
The #RealCollegeCalifornia Basic Needs Summit Committee will use the following criteria to select sessions for the program.

The proposal:

  • is innovative, thought-provoking and stimulates discussion;
  • is relevant to helping alleviate challenges related to student basic needs;
  • is of interest to a cross-section of people;
  • has a diverse array of presenters, including presenters of different levels of experience;
  • models good teaching and learning strategies; and
  • provides practical strategies attendees can take back to their campuses