Today the Hope Center is in Washington DC co-hosting a Congressional briefing about the importance of supporting the 4.3 million undergraduate students raising children. The message in the U.S. Government Accountability Office‘s new report is clear, “More Information Could Help Student Parents Access Additional Federal Student Aid.” The report finds: Only 3,320 students at 85 …
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Too many students leave college without credentials because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way. These #RealCollege students are the new majority, but they are often ignored. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is home to an action research team using rigorous research to drive innovative practice, evidence-based policymaking, and effective communications to support #RealCollege students.
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The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at four institutions throughout Denver. Among the 3,011 respondents we found: 40% experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days 55% experienced housing insecurity in the previous year …