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FUNL Resource Doc
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This is a list of resources for Northeastern students who may identify with the experience of being a first generation college student, undocumented, or low income. We will continue to add to this list and if you have any suggestions of resources to add, please email cie@northeastern.edu. FUNL is a network of Northeastern offices including Center for Intercultural Engagement, Employer Engagement and Career Design, Latinx Student Cultural Center, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Opportunity Scholars and Outreach Programs, and Foundation Year.
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Find your community:
John D. O'Bryant African American Institute
https://www.northeastern.edu/aai/Primarily serves students who identity as African- American and/or of the African diaspora
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Asian American Centerhttps://www.northeastern.edu/aac/Primarily serves students who identify as Asian-American or APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American)
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Latinx Student Cultural Center http://www.northeastern.edu/latino/Primarily serves students who identify as Latinx
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Center for Intercultural Engagementhttps://studentlife.northeastern.edu/cie/Supports students in exploring identity and the skills they need for intercultural and intersectional engagement
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LGBTQA Resource Centerhttps://studentlife.northeastern.edu/lgbtqa/Primarily serves to organize and empower the LGBTQA community
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Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service
https://www.northeastern.edu/spirituallife/Find your religious and spiritual community at Northeastern or explore grounding practices like mindfulness meditation and yoga.
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Center for Student Involvementhttp://www.northeastern.edu/csi/Find a network of student organizations and fraternities/sororities to explore and get involved with as a leader
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Student Resources:
Disability Resource Center http://www.northeastern.edu/drc/Find out what your access needs are and get the resources to support them
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Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
http://www.northeastern.edu/oidi/Find help for instances of discrimination and injustice as well as other resources
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University Health and Counseling Services
https://www.northeastern.edu/uhcs/For your healthcare and counseling needs
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Residential Lifehttps://www.northeastern.edu/housing/Apply to be a Resident Assistant and earn free room and board
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WeCarehttps://studentlife.northeastern.edu/we-care/Find emergency help to navigate unexpected challenges affecting your academic progress
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Financial Aidhttps://studentfinance.northeastern.edu/Stay up to date with financial aid deadlines and learn about scholarships you may be eligible for
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Center for Financial Independence (THRIVE)
https://studentfinance.northeastern.edu/cfi/Get financial advising and learn ways to budget effectively as a college student
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Opportunities: Global Experience Officehttps://www.northeastern.edu/geo/Learn about study abroad opportunities for all majors.
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CAREhttp://bit.ly/carebackLooking to give back? This student developed resource connects you to local Boston organizations working with aspiring first gen low income high school students applying to college. Give back!
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Community Resources:
Fair Foodshttp://www.fairfoods.orgFair Foods is a non-profit food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need
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Freedom House (PUSH College and other programs)
https://www.freedomhouse.com/push-college/ PUSH College at Freedom House helps new college students transition successfully into college and persist to graduation. Freedom House staff coach students to develop strong academic behaviors and self-advocacy skills.
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Feedsharehttps://feedshare.org/Need a snack? Check out this community based app that will let you know where the next event with free food is!
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Immigrants Risinghttps://immigrantsrising.org/This community organization supports undocumented young people with academic and career goals
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Student Immigration Movementhttps://simforus.org/A youth-led organization which serves undocumented people in MA through political education, leadership training, protection, guidance, mentorship, and safe healing spaces.
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Academic Support:
Writing Centerhttps://www.northeastern.edu/writingcenter/We can all use some help becoming better writers. Need someone to read over your paper before submitting? Get help from the Writng Center!
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Academic Advising Each of the colleges at Northeastern has an academic advising department that is there to guide you. Take advantage of this resource!
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Peer Tutoring Programhttps://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/peer-tutoring/FREE peer tutoring in select undergraduate courses
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Snell Libraryhttps://library.northeastern.edu/Not only can you borrow books and do research but in a pinch you can borrow laptops, projectors, and even microphones!
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NU Callshttps://www.nucalls.com/Want to learn a new language or just get more practice on the one your are learning now? Check out free classes at NUCalls, a student led-student driven organization
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Career Services
Employer Engagement and Career Design
https://www.northeastern.edu/careers/This office can help you design and take action steps towards your career goals through coaching, events, and workshops.
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Web-based Resources:
University Leaders for Educational Access and Diversity
https://uleadnet.org/
An online community of university leaders committed to broadening postsecondary access and support for all students, regardless of immigration status
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Boston Area People of Color Therapist List
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_xOP3lH1nEq8QcTlDTrTb5v9a_ITTvweHrBnXMBVSTU/edit?usp=sharingWant to find a therapist in the Boston area who reflects more of your identity? Check out this database.
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