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Despite federal funding for college students during the pandemic, many are still in need, Temple report says

March 31, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer – Only about a third of the students whose basic needs were not being met and who responded to the Temple survey applied to their colleges for federal emergency aid in 2020. Read…

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College students in Philly and beyond are struggling to afford food, housing

March 31, 2021 – WHYY – Nearly three in five college students experienced food or housing insecurity in 2020, according to a yearlong survey conducted by The Hope Center for College Community and Justice at Temple University. Read more.

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A new scholarship at Chestnut Hill College will help adult students return and finish their degrees

March 8, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer – The new scholarship is aimed at adult students who have left school with more than 75% of their degree complete and at least a 2.5 GPA. Read more.

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Hunger-Free Campus Bills Have New Urgency

March 5, 2021 – Inside Higher Ed – As the coronavirus pandemic and economic recession hammer food-insecure students, lawmakers in several states renew efforts to pass hunger-free campus legislation. Read more.

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Expanded SNAP Benefits Help Food Insecure Students. But It’s Only the First Step

March 2, 2021 – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education – Rachel Brown had a full ride with a meal plan in college. But when she started graduate school during the pandemic, it became hard to afford a balanced diet. Read…

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Congress Made 3 Million College Students Newly Eligible for SNAP Food Aid. Here’s What Must Come Next

February 2, 2021 – The Century Foundation – Low-income college students trying to access public benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are often in for a rude awakening Read more.

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Basic Needs Insecurity in the Higher Education Instructional Workforce

November 16, 2020 Today, researchers at The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice released a new report summarizing the results of a pilot survey examining basic needs insecurity among instructors at five colleges and universities in fall 2019. The…

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The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice Issues Statement on the Presidential Election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2020) – The American people have spoken, declaring Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris as the next leaders of the executive branch. In doing so, they set the direction of our collective future, including how higher education…

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Higher Education Food Insecurity Expert Calls On Idaho Leaders To Do More For Students

OCT 6, 2020 – Boise State Public Radio: College students across the country are facing growing food and housing insecurity problems. Many universities are responding to this crisis in a number of ways. Listen to Sara Goldrick-Rab while she joins Idaho Matters to…

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