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The $3.3 billion UNIFY Financial Credit Union in Torrance, Calif., said Tuesday it partnered with an NFL player’s foundation to deliver financial education for an organization that provides affordable housing and support services for students pursuing a college degree.

In Los Angeles County, one in five community college students become homeless, according to the Los Angeles Room and Board organization founded to end student homelessness. While post-secondary education and training enable students to obtain higher paying jobs, only 30% of them earn their associate’s degree within three years. Homelessness has become a barrier for students to achieve their higher education goals, Los Angeles Room and Board’s research found.

Peter Strozniak

 

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