Destination: Graduation is a partnership between Polk State College and United Way of Central Florida to assist students on their path to graduation by connecting them to resources they need to stay in school – from financial and housing assistance, to food and transportation.
Destination: Graduation targets low-income students who show an increased risk of dropping out for non-academic reasons but have demonstrated positive academic progression and promise of graduating.
Students should contact Jessica Vecchio at United Way of Central Florida at PolkDG@uwcf.org or 863.648.1500 ext. 263.
Polk State Pantry
Located on the Lakeland campus, Polk State Pantry provides students, discreet and confidential assistance by offering food and personal hygiene items. We provide a variety of options for quick prep items, pantry staples, and snacks. In addition to canned items and the usual non-perishables, we also maintain a selection of cereal bars, fruit cups, and fresh fruit. Depending upon donations, we also have a variety of baby items, bottled water, and frozen quick-cook items.
The shelves of the Pantry are stocked with the generous donations of staff, faculty, and students of the College, as well as a partnership with the Kidspack program. In addition to receiving products, the Pantry is able to accept monetary donations at the Cashier’s office on campus or via the link below. 100% of the donations received are used to stock the shelves with items for students.
Monday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Kim DeRonda
My Brother’s Keeper
Located on the Winter Haven campus, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is a multidisciplinary service-learning project designed to help Polk State College students who are in need stay in college and obtain a degree. MBK provides information about and referrals to community resources, snacks and beverages, and personal hygiene items.
The shelves of the My Brother’s Keeper are stocked with the generous donations of staff, faculty, students of the College, as well as community members. In addition to receiving products, My Brother’s Keeper is able to accept monetary donations at the Cashier’s office on campus or via the link below. 100% of the donations received are used to stock the shelves with items for students.
Location: Polk State Winter Haven, WHC-144B
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 863.297.1010 x3423
Winter Haven Campus – WMS 104
Lakeland Campus – LMA 8003
Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in using the lactation rooms should contact the Lakeland Campus Nursing Lab (LAC 1153) at 863.669.2954 or internal extension 6184, or the Winter Haven Campus Nursing Lab (WSC 113) at 863.669.2893 or internal extensions 5667 or 5736.