Hope Supports Launch of Swipe Out Hunger Pilot Program at Temple University

Today Temple University students have access to new support for their basic needs, as a Swipe Out Hunger pilot program opens on campus.  Swipes for Philadelphia will provide 1,000 emergency meals for food-insecure students during the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Temple pilot is the brainchild of AaronRey Ebreo, Director of Student Basic Needs for Temple …

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New Projects to Fight Basic Needs Insecurity Among #RealCollege Students

With support from Arnold Ventures, we are launching a new partnership with two nonprofits to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses. Too many students leave college without credentials because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way. Our research reveals that #RealCollege students are the new majority, but they are often …

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Hope Center Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing on Student Parents

Today the Hope Center is in Washington DC co-hosting a Congressional briefing about the importance of supporting the 4.3 million undergraduate students raising children. The message in the U.S. Government Accountability Office‘s new report is clear, “More Information Could Help Student Parents Access Additional Federal Student Aid.”  The report finds: Only 3,320 students at 85 …

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The hidden crisis on college campuses: Many students don’t have enough to eat

Caleb Torres lost seven pounds his freshman year of college — and not because he didn’t like the food in the dining hall. A first-generation college student, barely covering tuition, Torres ran out of grocery money halfway through the year and began skipping meals as a result. He’d stretch a can of SpaghettiOs over an …

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Campus Matters: Paying the Price

The affordability crisis goes beyond the cost of tuition, with students’ most basic needs, like food and housing, unmet. Solutions to help students escape conditions of poverty and complete their degrees. – Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology, Temple University

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