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Hawk Cares

Many students face various issues ranging from food insecurity, to homelessness, to needing short-term emergency funding. We understand these needs may be greater than they were in the past. The Hawk CARES (Community and Academic Resources for Every Student’s Success) Program was created to address basic needs and provide resources to students at Cosumnes River College.

Mission, Vision, Goals


Cosumnes River College understands that meeting the basic needs of our students greatly impacts their mental and physical health, academic performance, work productivity, and academic success. The Cosumnes River College Hawk CARES Program’s mission is to address the gaps and concerns students have with accessing nutritious food, stable housing, and financial wellness resources. We are committed to equitably minimizing basic needs challenges for all students.


The Hawk CARES Program is a student-initiated, campus and district backed effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. Our aim is to shift cultural consciousness towards understanding the fulfillment of basic needs, which include food and housing security – a guaranteed right for every person. We are committed to making Cosumnes River College a basic needs-secure campus.


  • Help students improve their academic progress
  • Provide information on sustainable resources
  • Provide supplemental assistance
  • Follow-up and ensure that students are assisted

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Student Testimonial

"It helped me to save some money for school supplies. The food helps me maintain good health and concentration because my stomach won't be growling."
- CRC student | Library Information Technology major

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