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Pioneers for H.O.P.E.

Helping Our Pioneers Excel

Our "HOPE"   Story 

"After a few months of being in this role, one of my students shared a very powerful reflection on what this program has done. It was regular follow up meeting with a student that was facing food insecurities, homeless and dealing with other mental health hardships. I checked in and asked how things were going because the student looked very excited and energized which was a different presentation than previously. The student shared the help has given them hope to live through another day and hope to achieve the dream of graduating with a college degree."

- Alex Baker, Case Management Coordinator

Students getting food
CSUEB Services Provided
Students getting food
CSUEB Services Provided

As of spring 2017, 345 people served food (per household)

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CSUEB Students
Pioneer Students Donated
CSUEB Students
Pioneer Students Donated

Dining meal swipes HOPE Baskets Piggy bank donations

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Picture of food pantry with staff and faculty
Staff/Faculty Donated
Picture of food pantry with staff and faculty
Staff/Faculty Donated

Food and Clothing Drives. Hosted Toiletry kits' workshops. Annual giving campaign for monetary donation

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Bowls of fruit
HOPE Goals
Bowls of fruit
HOPE Goals

Eliminating barriers and addressing students's basic needs first.

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  • ''Knowing there's people who care and want to help me has given me hope to work through these hardships.''- B.B. (Senior)
  • ''Having this program gave me hope. It's given me hope to reach my goals and to complete my task. This has helped me build confidence and motivated me to improve. I come because it truly helped me.''- D.H. (Senior)
  • ''I would have never had made it through the last quarter without hope. This has given me hope to live and reach my goals.''- K.N. (Junior)
Pioneers for H.O.P.E (Helping Our Pioneers Excel) California State University, East Bay's new intervention program will address the Chancellor's food and housing security initiatives to include wide-ranging efforts to immediately serve some of our most-at risk students facing homelessness, food insecurity, and other various crisis situations.

The program aims to provide at-risk students with meals temporary housing assistance, emergency funds and referrals to resources that correlate to students's success, health and wellness. The H.O.P.E. Advisory Board, with representatives from various departments on campus, has met to implement support for student starting Fall 2016 to include:

  1. An annual giving campaign for monetary donations.
  2. The opening of two campus food pantries in collaboration with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for the Concord campus.
  3. Donation drives for students to include career clothing, toiletries, seasonal drives for coats and socks, etc.
  4. Establish an emergency intervention fund to support students in need of emergency assistance.
  5. Identify sources of temporary housing for students in need. The goal of Pioneers for HOPE is to give at-risk students hope by addressing their most basic needs first and eliminating barriers to allow student to focus on academic success and increase student retention.

(The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Subtitle B of Title VII)

Homeless defined as a lack of fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including:

  • Sharing the housing of others due or "couch surfing"
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandards housing, bus or train stations, or a similar setting

Food Pantry Appointments

Pioneers students can make an appointment to one of HOPE Food pantries on Hayward and Concord East Bay campuses through BaySync.

Pledge a Contribution for H.O.P.E.

To make a contribution online, click on HOPE, and indicate gift form to "HOPE".  You can make a difference for a Pioneer in need. 

Application for Emergency Assistance

Emergency Application Form for economic emergency, meal or short term emergency housing assistance.

EVENTS CALENDAR 

Sep19

Concord Food Pantry

Please check in at Academic Services building / AS 103 and have your Student BayCard available to sign in. https://orgsync.com/146295/events?view=upcoming

Sep19

Hayward Food Pantry

Sign in on BaySync: https://orgsync.com/146295/events/1944609/occurrences/4528811 Pease check in at the front desk and have your Student BayCard available to sign in at Student Health & Counseling Services

Sep20

Concord Food Pantry

Please check in at Academic Services building / AS 103 and have your Student BayCard available to sign in. https://orgsync.com/146295/events?view=upcoming

Contact Us

Pioneers for H.O.P.E. - Helping Our Pioneers Excel
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542