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17.01.2014 10:15 Age: 90 days
Category: In the News
By: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University

Psychology students put classroom learning into action with homeless youth

From left, ISU student Katharine Brown; psychology professor and chair Carolyn Cutrona; and students Michael Ge and Katie Donnegan.

Volunteerism is a hallmark of Iowa State University student organizations, and one ISU group has been finding success assisting a particularly vulnerable population: homeless children.

Each spring semester since 2010, Iowa State students in the Department of Psychology learning community have volunteered with children at an Ames homeless shelter, the Emergency Residence Project. ERP is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and other resources to individuals and families struggling to find housing.

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