Access to reliable and affordable transportation is a key issue for #RealCollege students. Access to affordable transportation to get to and from their classes, their jobs, and their homes is a vital component of student success. Students are limited to where they can live and what they can afford because of this challenge. The Hope …
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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.
We are social scientists, practitioners, communicators, and activists committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school to higher education and beyond. More
We develop creative approaches to solving challenges of practice, policy, and public perceptions. Working closely with doers we ensure that effective approaches are implemented and scaled. Finally, we spur systemic change by igniting a fire to engage others in taking advantage of what we have learned. More
We seek to inform, educate, stimulate, and guide people who want to shift the structural conditions and mindsets holding back #RealCollege students. All of our publications are free. More
The Hope Center, in continuing the mission of the #RealCollege movement, wants to give institutions the tools to assess the needs of their own student populations. Our 2019 Survey Guide will help institutions to develop their own #RealCollege survey, with guidelines for recruiting students, how to structure the survey questions, and the measurement instruments that …