Events and Outreach

  • Future Owls

    Future Owls

    CARE Services works with students as they decide, apply and matriculate into KSU and then continue providing supportive care once enrolled. Interested persons and/or their advocates please contact the CARE Services Director, Marcy Stidum, at for more information. 

  • CAREing leaders group

    CARE'ing Leaders

    Any KSU student is welcomed to join CARE every Thursday at 12:30 for a free lunch in SRAC, room 1004.

    We discuss ten essential principles to help you create and lead a better future for yourself.

  • 5k

    Family 5K Run

    The 3rd Annual Family 5K Family Run 5K will be held this year on the KSU Campus in Kennesaw, GA at the Perch. Last year we hosted over 100 runners. This year we are looking to triple that number. The profits will benefit KSU's CARE Services. 

  • SwapShop


    Students moving out in July participates in a “swap shop” in which they bring items that they no longer want (i.e. clothes, appliances, books, and hygiene products) to a common space. Interested students can take anything left behind by others. As a result of the Swap Shop, CARE keeps reusable items out of the landfill and donates goods to students and others in need. 

    Residence Hall Donation Pick-Ups Dates:  

    May 8th - Hornet Village, Howell Hall, UV Suites Atrium and ARC Multipurpose Room

    July 27th - Commons, Marietta Commuity Cener, UV Suites Atrium and ARC Multipurpose Room

  • camp 2018

    nsoro Foundation's Guardian Scholar Summer Pre-Collegiate Program - July 2018

    CARE offers the nsoro Foundation Pre-Collegiate SummerProgram which is designed for rising sophomores and juniors currently in foster care. During this innovative program High School students, currently in foster care attend a week long summer pre-college experience on the campuses of our partner schools. Students live on campus and meet with college students, professors and admissions officers. This program stresses nsoro Foundation's Guardian Scholar Summer Pre-Collegiate Program - July 2018

  • HAW Logo

    Homelessness Awareness Week

    HAW is a week-long series of events dedicated to increasing awareness of homelessness on college campuses as well as reducing stigma to students facing homelessness. Each year, students who participate are surprised to find out that their fellow students struggle with homelessness, and often are surprised by the numbers of students that are affected at KSU. Some events are donation drives or fundraisers, and some are simulations or informational sessions targeted at awareness and stigma reduction. The week culminates with the Cobb County Candlelight Vigil honoring homeless community members who passed away in the last year, and a sleep-out for students to experience first-hand what it is like to be a homeless college student. 

  • MUST

    Save It Forward with CARE

    CARE for the past 2-3 years has had a partnership with the MUST Ministries' Save It Forward program. With the expansion of the pantry for our students, CARE is now able to expand this program as well. 

    Any KSU Student, Faculty, and/or Staff can be apart of this program as long as they have a child(ren) under 18 enrolled in a Mariettta or Cobb County School District school. Once enrolled the families recieve a stock of food once a month. For KSU students, this allotment of food is in addition to what students are allowed to recieve for the campus pantry. 

    Email CARE Director, Marcy Stidum at for the required paperwork. We have space to support for 8 families at this time.

  • DARE

    Dare to be Xtreme

    KSU CARE is excited to partner with Kids3 for DARE to be Xtreme. A Saturday event designed to equip teens ages 14-18 in foster care with the tools needed for success as they emancipate from the system. Sessions will focus on training in the areas of Self-Care/Daily Living, Careers & Education, Work & Study Life, & Finance. We will also have activities that focus on team-building & well, just having FUN! Foster parents/guardians are encouraged to join their teen(s) for the day as we will have training opporuntites for the as well.


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  • gear up georgia

    GEAR UP Georgia Grant - Priority Model

    High school students who are homeless and/or in foster care are learning what it takes to attend college along with peeks into the collge experience, courtesy of the Priority Model within the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential) Georgia Grant. The Priority Model is a part of the larger GEAR UP Georgia Grant (Cohort and Priority) that serves approximately 12,000 students across the state.