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 …
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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The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at four institutions throughout Denver. Among the 3,011 respondents we found: 40% experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days 55% experienced housing insecurity in the previous year …