Students are humans first.
The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is redefining what it means to be a student-ready college, with a national movement centering #RealCollege students’ basic needs. Food, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, and mental health are central conditions for learning. Without those needs met, far too many students leave college in debt and without degrees.
We are conducting action research and fighting for the resources and supports to help #RealCollege students succeed.
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#RealCollege 2020: Five Years of Evidence on Basic Needs Insecurity
5 years after it began, the #RealCollege survey has now reached more than 330,000 students at more than 400 colleges and universities! A previously invisible crisis of basic needs insecurity is now evident, and we all have a part in addressing it. Check out our latest findings
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Research and Resources
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