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From: Thrive: Basic Needs at UCSB <no-r...@shoreline.ucsb.edu>
Date: Sat, Jun 8, 2024 at 5:05 PM
Subject: Basic Needs Student Newsletter
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Welcome to the Basic Needs Student Newsletter sent out by UCSB Thrive!

This is the last Basic Needs Newsletter of the Quarter and Academic Year!

 While you prepare for finals and post quarter plans take care of your basic needs and get assistance with basic needs when needed!

What's Happening this Week?
June 8th - June 14th

1. Announcements
  • Finals Week Hours
  • Loaner Devices Due
  • UCSB Zero Waste Show Recycling
  • Housing Resources
  • Jump Temporary Housing
  • Move Out Tips and Events
  • CalFresh, Graduation, and Summer
  • SunBucks for Student Parents
  • Research Opportunities
  • Job Opportunities
Orgs Final's Week Hours 

With finals week approaching we would like to remind you that basic needs organizations will have special hours for finals week. Please reference some notable organization finals week hours below!

Please stop by for any basic needs questions or help applying for CalFresh. Our center can also help you with the logistics of transferring, cancelling, or amending your benefits as your situation changes with the end of the academic year! 

The Financial Crisis Response Team (FCRT) is available to help students with sudden and immediate finacial emergencies. As the academic year comes to a close please reach out to them if need at: 

Loaner Device Return

Loaner Devices are due June 14th! If you have a loaner chromebook or iPad be sure to return them to the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising

UCSB Zero Waste Shoe Recycling

If you have extra shoes you do not want don't throw them out when you move consider donation! UCSB Zero Waste is having their last shoe drive of the year!! Bring your old, unwanted shoes to be recycled. Sneakers and Athletic Shoes accepted👟

Donations can be dropped off at the Rec Center or ICA!

Housing Resources

Housing Navigators will be available for virtual appointments until June 7th! If you have any questions about housing please be sure to make an appointment with the link below. 

If you need help with housing after this date please visit the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center in the UCen!

Please also take a look at these housing resources if you are considering off campus housing: 

Here are some property management companies sites in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area, to check out for availability. It is recommend to check on a weekly basis for any new or updated properties.

-Meridian Group: https://meridiangrouprem.com/available-rentals/
-Sierra Property: https://sierrapropsb.com/residential/
-Wolfe & Associates: https://www.rlwa.com/
-Cochrane Property: https://www.cochranepm.com/
-Bartlein & Company: https://www.bartlein.com/rentals/
-Koto Group:https://www.kotogroup.com/vacancies
-Towbes Group: https://www.towbes.com/our-properties/
-Sandpiper properties: https://www.sandpiperpropertymanagement.com/property.php?county=Santa+Barbara+County

UCSB Rental Listings website - Check out our website for more listings available and how to contact the landlord
Login and/or Registering with your UCSB Net ID and password.
-Make sure to check daily for any new listings.
- You will also be able to search and post an advertisement if you are looking for potential housemates and or subleasing.

Facebook groups - UCSB housing, IV housing and UCSB housing search, but again proceed with caution and please check with us before signing anything or sending any money! 
Please make sure to read your lease/contract before signing.
Anything too good to be true most likely is so you can email us and we can verify things for you - housi...@housing.ucsb.edu

June Temporary Housing

If you are looking for a place to stay in between leases or university housing contracts, then it is highly recommended that you look into UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services’ June Temporary Housing! The housing is available from June 15th - July 2nd.

Questions can be directed to confe...@housing.ucsb.edu

If you need financial assistance to help with the cost of your stay, you can email the Financial Crisis Response Team at financi...@sa.ucsb.edu to book an appointment to request financial support.

Move Out Tips and Events

As the school year is coming to an end, here are some tips for moving out!

  • if you’re going home for Memorial Day get a head start on bringing stuff back home to lighten the load for later on!
  • if you’re working commencement, make sure to get your late move out request approved!
  • if you need a place to store your belongings over the summer ☀️ check out UCSB Housing's campus resources!
Moveout Boxes and Paper Shredding

Do you have any unwanted documents that must be shredded?! Bring it with you on when you pick up your free moving boxes! Documents with sensitive or personal information should be shredded before being discarded. 📝🧾📋

CalFresh, Graduation, and Summer

Important Things To Keep In Mind For Calfresh This Summer

Are you graduating from UCSB and have Calfresh? Are you studying abroad this summer and have Calfresh? If you answered "yes," to either of these questions, here are some things to consider.

CalFresh and Graduating

  • Don't have a job after graduation? Consider keeping your Calfresh benefits after graduation! As long as you continue to be under the income threshold, you can still keep your Calfresh benefits!
  • Moving out of Santa Barbara County after graduation and want to keep your benefits? Transfer your benefits to the new county you moved to! To transfer your benefits, call Santa Barbara County and request an intercounty transfer. 
  • Want to cancel your benefits? Call Santa Barbara County to cancel your benefits.
Summer and CalFresh

Graduates from UCSB can keep their CalFresh benefits by updating the county about their student status and ensuring they meet the income threshold. Students going home for the summer can continue using their benefits in their home county. For recertification or SAR7 issues, students can book virtual appointments with CalFresh Advocates through basicneeds.ucsb.edu. If benefits are discontinued or if there are changes in income, students should report these changes through benefitscal.com and seek virtual assistance if needed. Work-study jobs don't need to be reported during the summer, but students must inform the county that they are still meeting a student exemption.
Have more questions? Visit the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center inside of the UCEN or book an appointment online with a Calfresh Advocate or email us at basic...@sa.ucsb.edu

SunBucks for Student Parents

SUN Bucks is a new food program that will give families $120
per eligible child to buy groceries during the summer. Children who
get SUN Bucks can still receive other food programs like CalFresh and
meals at Summer Meal Sites.

You can automatically qualify if:

  • Your family got CalFresh, CalWORKS, or Medi-Cal during the 2023-24 school year.
  • Your child is experiencing homelessness, living in foster care, or is part of a migrant family.
  • your child is certified for free or reduced-priced meals and go to a school that participates in the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Program (including Head Start & Transitional Kindergarten)
The benefits expire 122 days after the SUN Bucks benefits have been loaded onto the card. 
Have questions or need further assistance? CDSS has launched a statewide call center for SUN Bucks! Call 877-328-9677 to get help with:
  • PIN set-up
  • Card replacement
  • Finding out the specific date the card was loaded
  • Eligibility questions
The SUN Bucks call center will have agents who speak English and Spanish, with other language translators available when needed!
Read more with the button below!
Research Opportunities
Chicano Studies Institute Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
If you or your graduate students currently use 99/199RA's, want to use 99/199RAs in the future, or just want to learn more about research mentorship of Latina/o/x and other undergraduate students on campus, please fill out this brief form. Participating faculty and graduate students will be included in our database of CSI research mentors
For more information or questions, please contact Amy Gonzales at csi-underg...@ucsb.edu or gonz...@ucsb.edu
UCSB Edison STEM Research Scholarship

This scholarship aids talented undergraduate students to present already conducted research at a conference or participate in research under the direction of a UCSB faculty mentor/research affiliate in one of the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Statistics.
The two available scholarships are the following:
● Summer Research Scholarship ($5,000)
● In-State or Out-of-State Research Presentation Scholarship ($500-$2,000)
  1. Pursuing a B.S. degree at UCSB in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Statistics.
  2. Be a low-income, first-generation college student, a veteran, and/or a student underrepresented in Edison-specified fields (see previous requirement).
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  4. Be enrolled in the UCSB MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) University Program (MUP). If you are not currently enrolled, enroll today at https://mesa.my.site.com/s/profile-update
  5. Attend professional development sessions and present your research.
  6. Your UCSB faculty member, post-doc, or UCSB-affiliated researcher whom you are conducting research with will need to provide a letter of recommendation through a Google Form shared by the program coordinator
Application Deadlines:
● Summer Research Scholarship: Monday, June 10th, 2024 at 11:59 PM
● In-State and Out-of-State Research Presentation Scholarship: Friday, August 2nd, 2024 at 11:59 PM
To apply, please visit our website using the link below.
For questions about the application, feel free to reach out to P20 Coordinator, Melani Castellanos at melanica...@ucsb.edu or visit our main office at South Hall 1501.
Job Opportunities

UCSB Basic Needs is currently hiring! If you are looking for an on campus job consider one with Basic Needs! Having an on campus job can also help you qualify for CalFresh!

If you are interested in applying you can find all these jobs on handshake.com!

UCSB Basic Needs:

Basic Needs Marketing and Outreach Intern
Job # 8959940
Due 6/15

CalFresh Advocate and Basic Needs Peer Advisor
Job # 8959995
Due 6/15

Global Studies Undergraduate Advising Team
Meghan Zero + Taylor Ross + Undergraduate Peer Advisors
Email: global-...@ucsb.edu|Appointment info here  

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