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‘Anti-woke’ University of Austin is right that college is ‘broken,’ but its founders are wrong about everything else
November 11, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer – A new university backed by right-wing intellectuals argues the biggest problem on campus is “wokeness,” not crippling debt or lack of access. Read more.Read More
November 9, 2021 – Inside Higher Ed – Long Beach City College created designated parking on campus where unhoused students can sleep safely in their cars overnight. Some observers worry the plan is shortsighted and sends the wrong message. Read…Read More
Politics killed national free community college — for now, but advocates vow to ‘keep going’ as momentum continues in states
November 5, 2021 – MarketWatch – Biden pitched free community college for years, but it didn’t make it into the Democrats’ social spending package. Read more.Read More
Hope Center in the News
Inside Philanthropy, October 7, 2020
Odessa American, October 7, 2020
Boise State Public Radio, October 7, 2020
The Appalachian, October 3, 2020
The Channels, October 2, 2020
The Straw that Broke the #RealCollege Student’s Back: Flames, Fatigue, and the Power of Generosity
Although I concede that everyone’s life is unique, those who know me well would agree that my upbringing was a little extraordinary. I be...
Nov 16, 2021 / Read More
Why You Aren’t Hiring the Employees You Want
Talks of a labor shortage started around May of 2021. If you’re looking to hire, especially for middle-skills positions, you’ve likely sp...
Nov 09, 2021 / Read More
Another Gift from COVID-19
I didn’t used to have depression. The universe gifted it to me as a side effect of the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The...
Oct 26, 2021 / Read More
Sometimes a Little Nudge Goes a Long Way
In our 2021 #RealCollege report, we at The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice find disparities between the number of student...
Oct 19, 2021 / Read More
Redesigning College Education: Dismantling Trauma During Covid
“How is it possible that though I have received multiple scholarships, the Cal and Pell grant maxed out on all my loans, and it is still ...
Oct 12, 2021 / Read More
Staffing Student Basic Needs Centers
Students often do not receive the support they need for basic needs. In the 2021 #RealCollege Survey, we found college students’ basic ne...
Oct 05, 2021 / Read More
A #RealCollege Education Shouldn’t Require Tremendous Sacrifices
When I first chose where I would attend college, my mother disapproved. We did not have the funds or security to be approved for loans, l...
Sep 28, 2021 / Read More
All In: The Power of Student Voices & Coalition-building Advocacy
“Housing insecurity is an issue and can severely impact students’ academic progress, students’ GPAs, students’ ability to turn in assignm...
Sep 21, 2021 / Read More
The Power of A Support System: What It’s Done For Me
I left high school in 2018 believing that the world was mine and that whatever I asked of it, the universe would grant. I was so focused ...
Sep 14, 2021 / Read More