Basic needs insecurity is keeping students across the Philadelphia region from obtaining college degrees. #RealCollegePHL aims to address basic needs insecurity with viable, effective, and sustainable approach that draw on the collective resources of higher education, community partners, and government leadership. As part of this initiative, the Hope Center provides technical assistance and related support on students’ basic needs to Philadelphia’s institutional decision-makers, faculty, staff, students, policy makers (local, state, and federal), community organizations, and advocates.

This work is supported by the Lenfest Foundation, and our community partners include the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.

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We are grateful to funding from The Lenfest Foundation for making this work possible