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 …
Our projects address challenges of life, logistics, and finances for #RealCollege students, ranging from surveying prevalent problems to experimental evaluations of solutions to case studies that shed light on the how and why. We also host an annual conference to help improve connections and collaborations, support a national membership organization of campus food pantries, and develop products, policy agendas, and practice guides to help serve #RealCollege students better.
- #RealCollege Survey of Students’ Basic Needs: Informing campus leaders and policymakers
- Annual #RealCollege Conference: Bringing together the people making change happen
- Real Price of College: Collaborating with financial aid administrators and students to understand what college really costs.
- Starfish Project Hope: Investigating basic needs insecurity and improving student success with a retention platform
- Southern Scholarship Foundation housing initiative: Rent-free student housing for Florida students
- Supporting Public Housing in Chicago: Helping residents complete community college
- Food Scholarships in Houston: Helping community college students afford groceries
- Housing Vouchers in Tacoma: Making housing more attainable for community college students
- Subsidized Meals in Boston: Enabling students to eat in the cafeteria
- Rent-Free Housing in Florida: Providing cooperative living for low-income students
- Innovating Financial Aid: Testing the efficacy of completion grants
- Fighting Poverty with a Culture of Caring: Examining the impact of institutional change
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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 …