Today Loree D. Jones and Nicole Lynn Lewis join the Hope Center’s Advisory Board, strengthening our commitment to the Philadelphia region and expanding our capacity to advancing evidence-based supports for #RealCollege students with children. Loree is chief of staff for the chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, host of #RealCollege2020. She has served in top leadership positions …
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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
Through the #RealCollege movement the Hope Center is redefining what it means to be a student-ready college. Students’ basic needs must be secured if they are to learn and grow at the college level. Practitioners who work directly with students while enduring the new economics of college are best positioned to create the changes necessary …