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Policy Statements

#RealCollege Statement on President Biden’s FY22 Budget Blueprint

This statement should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton. Download the pdf April 21, 2021 President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary budget request, released April 9th, demonstrates a continued commitment to #RealCollege students and families. The Hope…

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#RealCollege Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act

President Biden recently signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act  an economic relief package that provides much-needed support for students, families, and institutions of higher education. The bill provides nearly $40 billion for colleges and universities, including over…

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#RealCollege Statement on the Biden American Rescue Plan

This analysis should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton January 19, 2021 Just days before his inauguration, President-Elect Joe Biden released his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, the first of a two-step administration strategy providing critical financial…

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#RealCollege Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act

This statement should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton Download the pdf Updated: January 4, 2021 On Monday, December 21st, Congress produced a bipartisan relief package to address the COVID-19 crisis, as well as an omnibus funding…

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#RealCollege Statement on the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020

This statement should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton Download the pdf December 16, 2020 Educational opportunity is critical to America’s post-pandemic recovery. The Great Recession demonstrated that the workforce demands college degrees and that people without…

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The Hope Center Calls on Congress to Immediately Invest in #RealCollege Students with Additional Emergency Aid Funding

This statement should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton Download the PDF November 10, 2020 Educational opportunity, central to the American Dream, is in jeopardy at a time when 65% of jobs require some form of college…

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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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Sign on to urge Congress to include Emergency Aid for Postsecondary #RealCollege Students in new legislation

#RealCollege is asking Congress to include funding for #EmergencyAid grants for postsecondary students in future legislation! Please review the letter and sign it if you are an authorized leader. The deadline to sign on is 5 p.m. Monday, November 2. Sign on the…

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Scaling Effective Emergency Aid Practices

Announcement: Hope Center Launches Initiative to Scale Effective Emergency Aid Practices to Support #RealCollege Students Read the full announcement here As it begins its third year, the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is launching a new national initiative…

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#RealCollege call to Congress to halt the SNAP student work requirement

This statement should be attributed to Sara Goldrick-Rab and Carrie R. Welton Download the PDF July 30, 2020 This week The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice joined over 200 other organizations to call on Congress to lift the…

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