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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.
Committed to Beating the 4% — for Myself and Other Foster Youth
Editor’s note: A previous version of this post said 4% of foster youth successfully graduate college and has been corrected to 3%.
May 17, 2022 / Read More
Limiting student debt relief based on income is a terrible idea and a technological disaster in the…
In response to demands from voters, young people, and those struggling under the weight of student debt, President Biden has acknowledged...
May 12, 2022 / Read More
The Majority of College Students Need Emergency Aid. Their Professors Can Help, Fast
Jan Manla, a 23-year-old nursing student at Los Angeles Valley College, was Zooming with her school counselor this summer when the counse...
May 03, 2022 / Read More
Believe in Me, #RealCollege!
I have had a long journey through life, one that is characterized by bad choices and former incarceration. Along with this was my battle ...
Apr 12, 2022 / Read More
When Government and Colleges Come Up Short Meeting Student Needs, Faculty Unions Step Up
This was originally posted in the Wisconsin Examiner and requested to be shared here as well.
Dec 14, 2021 / Read More
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
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