Real Time Reentry Realities
Coordinating donations, organizing volunteers and documenting community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic
In March 2020, “New York State on PAUSE” went into effect, and nonessential businesses closed in an attempt to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Those experiencing homelessnesss and re-entering society from incarceration faced increased barriers to the services they need to sustain healthy and safe lives.
This community-engaged learning project enables and supports Cornell students in providing community partners with logistical and organizational support to facilitate direct crisis service provision. In addition, students will organize, analyze and share qualitative data collected by community partners to inform responses to unfolding re-entry realities in Tompkins County.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice
Jamila Michener, Department of Government
College of Arts and Sciences
Joseph Margulies, Department of Government
College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell Law School
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.