NEWS: We are pleased to announce that Norco College is now a Certified Brain Food Project with EASe institution The Brain Food Project

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The ​C​omeback ​C​ommunity™ presents the ​B​rain Food Project™ and EASe™, a professional development opportunity for higher education faculty, staff, student staff, and administrators. Become certified in Empathy, Awareness, and Sensitivity for equity training today. Through purposeful thought, word, and action, student lives can be uplifted for equity and parity in outcomes, which organically leads to lifelong success. Let's support comebacks in the lives of our students, today.


State Chancellor's Student Success Award
Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award, Academic Senate California Community Colleges
Georgia Southern University Golden Award
Northern California Writing Centers Association Spotlight Center Award

A Note from Our Founder

Hello, and thank you so much for your interest in the Brain Food Project™ and EASe™. I developed the Brain Food Project™ and EASe™ in the fall of 2014 as a response to three major problems I observed in higher education: a) low attendance for supplemental instruction and tutoring sessions; b) food insecurity among college students; and c) feelings of disconnection and disenfranchisement. In an effort to meet various needs, uplift equity, and support comebacks in the lives of college students, I designed the Brain Food Project™ (BFP) and EASe™. The BFP is an implementation that provides nutritious and popular food items (and even school supplies) to students during learning assistance sessions. In short, attendance for tutoring is positively reinforced while students’ basic needs are met and community is formed. It’s a win-win situation. However, providing food to students isn’t enough. The meeting of needs must be done so with authentic care and intentional recognition of personal dignity. To support the implementation of the BFP, I developed a training methodology called EASe (pronounced ease), which stands for Empathy, Awareness, and Sensitivity for equity. In combination, the BFP and EASe are designed to uplift equity in a non-traditional yet intuitive way. EASe may be implemented with the BFP or on its own. In fact, EASe is beneficial for every program within higher education and beyond. There has never been a better time to bring EASe to your campus. Through purposeful thought, word, and action, the lives of those around you can be uplifted for equity and success. Our research indicates the Brain Food Project and EASe are valuable implementations for increasing student attendance, outcomes, equity, and community. If you would like to learn more about EASe or the Brain Food Project w/ EASe, please contact us. Our training and certification course can be catered to meet the specific needs of your program. We are also accepting two more pilot programs at this time. Please take a moment to review a sample of the training and certification course in the slideshow below. The book, Empathy, Awareness, & Sensitivity for equity: Uplifting Student Lives, is currently available for order. If your program is struggling with low attendance or you simply want to better understand how to support student equity, success, and need, we can help you, step-by- step. I know the BFP w/ EASe or EASe on its own can help you support students like it has done for so many others. Whether it is training and certification, keynote speaking, webinars, podcasts, small group professional development, data, justification for funding, or research assistance, we can help you achieve your vision. Let’s get started together, today. Please contact me at

Everyone deserves a comeback,


-Jennifer Dorian, PhD, Founder of The Comeback Community™, Brain Food Project™, & EASe™. Winner of the 2016 Stanback Stroud Diversity Award and 2016 Golden Award

-Shushanek Silvas, PhD, Partner of The Comeback Community™, Brain Food Project™, & EASe™.

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Please email Dr. Jennifer Dorian for training justifications, quotes, and sample materials regarding the Brain Food Project™ and EASe™.

Consult with Us

Here's how we can help you meet student need and uplift equity in any department or program at your institution:

Products and Services
Speaking at your college/university or event (e.g., keynote, full-day workshop, half-day workshop, three day training event); these are offered face-to-face or virtually and can include certification.
Face-to-face or virtual training for faculty, coordinators, leaders, tutors, administration, staff, community, and more (any of these groups can be served together or separately based on your need).
Become a certified Brain Food Project™ and/or EASe™ certified institution/program
Pre-order the EASe™ book
Assistance in drafting formal requests grant funding; providing justification and data for funding

*We look forward to helping you create equity on your campus

The Brain Food Project™ & EASe™

Thank you for your interest in The Brain Food Project™ and EASe™. Please contact us using the information below.


If you'd like to preorder the book, please contact us using the contact form below. Let us know how many copies you need and if you are interested in any additional services such as our webinars, seminars, or in-person trainings.

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