DBJ Law Supports SSU STAR Program
Program seeks to address critical but overlooked need of college homelessness
When you think about homelessness, you don't typically think of a college student trying to finish a paper. However, it's a far too common scenario facing college students from, particularly vulnerable communities including those who aged out of the state foster care system. A combination of factors including rising tuition, financial aid packages that fail to keep up with the costs of living, and the overall lack of affordable housing has fueled the homelessness crisis among college students. Savannah State University's STAR program provides resources through the use of a campus-community supportive networks.
On December 14, 2020, DBJ Law partners Mawuli Davis and Francys Johnson teamed up with St. Phillips Monumental AME Church to provide food and other aid to students of the STAR program. "With the challenges of COVID-19, the donations came at a critical time", said Carolyn Jordan, program lead and granddaughter of Savannah State University founder Richard R. Wright, Sr.
The mission of the STAR program is to improve higher education outcomes and retention for disconnected students who have aged out of foster care or are homeless. Davis Bozeman Johnson Law is proud to support this work.
About the Pempasie. Davis Bozeman Johnson Law's principal mark honors this west African Ghanian symbol which means "readiness". The powerful African symbol evokes resolute determination. According to The Adinkra Dictionary, the design of this symbol resembles the links of a chain and implies strength through unity as well as the importance of being prepared.