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The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice and Believe in Students are co-hosting the #RealCollege Blog to uplift the voices of students, educators, faculty, staff, policymakers, community organizations, and others dedicated to the movement that ensures students’ basic needs for food and housing are met. This blog is a platform designed to keep community members informed and inspired about our shared goals that stem from action-based research.
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
Open letter from a #RealCollege Parenting Student to Faculty
Reflections on the 2020–21 academic year and preparing for the fall.
Jul 13, 2021 / Read More
Submissions to the #RealCollege blog can be made online here.