John Jay College Launches Single Stop Program, Offering Comprehensive Services for Students and their Families

Single Stop announces the launch of its services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the first four-year college to launch a Single Stop site on campus.

Single Stop’s “one-stop shop” model will offer a broad range of social, financial, and legal services to all John Jay students. The Single Stop office, set to open on October 29 in the new John Jay Wellness Center, will connect students and their families to the untapped resources that alleviate financial and personal obstacles that prevent them from graduating.

“Single Stop and John Jay are proud to be at the forefront of ensuring students are provided with the resources they need to finish college and improve their families’ financial future,” said Lynette Cook-Francis, Vice President for Student Affairs at John Jay College.

At over 100 sites across 9 states, Single Stop partners with organizations that serve low-income families to provide wraparound services and ensure that clients have access to all the major anti-poverty resources available. Single Stop services are currently available at all City University of New York community colleges where the program has served 70,982 students and their families, helping to connect them to $169,011,225 dollars in critical services, tax refunds and supportive resources.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice

An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu

About Single Stop

Single Stop harnesses America’s most effective anti-poverty tools to create economic mobility for low-income families and individuals. Through a unique one-stop shop, Single Stop provides coordinated access to a safety net worth nearly $1 trillion and services provided by nearly 1 million nonprofits— connecting people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Since 2007, Single Stop has connected one million households in eight states to $3 billion of resources and services. To achieve this, Single Stop provides community-based organizations (CBOs) and community colleges with training, evaluation, program support, change management consulting, and proprietary technology. These tools empower sites to provide low-income families with wraparound services that include benefits screening, application assistance, case management, tax preparation, and legal and financial counseling. Learn more at www.singlestop.org

Through a unique combination of technology, consulting and institutional training, John Jay’s Single Stop counselors will provide students with information about which federal, state or local benefits they are eligible to receive and will guide students through the process of applying for benefits.

“CUNY opened its doors to Single Stop in 2009. Since then we have expanded to every community college in the system, and have connected tens of thousands of students to millions of dollars in life-altering resources. We are proud to take this next step into senior colleges in our partnership with John Jay, thanks to the generous support of our funders – the Robin Hood Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.” said Christy Reeves, interim chief executive officer of Single Stop.