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Student Welfare

The RISD Department of Student Welfare supports at-risk students and families with needs associated with food and housing insecurities.


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The Department of Student Welfare provides support for McKinney-Vento families who are in temporary living situations. We provide food, supplies and clothing as well as other resources if needed.

McKinney-Vento/Unaccompanied Youth

Our Team

NameTitleEmail AddressPhone Number
Lori ShawDirector of Student Welfarelori.shaw@risd.org469-593-0363
Malinda SmithMcKinney-Vento Support Specialistmalinda.smith@risd.org469-593-0386
Curtis JenkinsProgram Specialistcurtis.jenkins@risd.org469-593-0807