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#RealCollege students are talented and hard-working but too often go without sufficient food and shelter. The Hope Center is fighting for better policies and practices to support them. Please donate to grow our work.

Donations will help us continue to lift up students’ voices, help make admission to our annual #RealCollege conference affordable for all, and support the free assistance we provide to state and federal policymakers.

Depending on donation level, donors can select among the following gifts:
– A #RealCollege t shirt (four available logos)
– A Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice t shirt
– A signed copy of Paying the Price, by Sara Goldrick-Rab

Donations of $150 or more: pick one gift
Donations of $250 or more: pick two gifts
Donations of $500 or more: all three gifts plus a 30 min virtual coffee with Sara Goldrick-Rab

Please donate now and our team will contact you about your gift(s).

Thank you for your support!

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