New community college student Asia Duncan makes her way to class up an outdoor stairwell on the sun-filled campus of Pasadena City College in southern California.
"I'm actually headed to an 'Intro to College' class," she says. "They're teaching you about college and what's a unit."
It's a class about taking classes?
"Exactly," she says, "It's telling me where on campus I can find different resources. So some of it is helpful."
The resources Duncan needs most now may not be things the school can help much with: childcare and income.