The Hope Center

#RealCollege Annual Convening

Six years ago, we met for the first time as a community at the inaugural convening in Milwaukee. It was an extraordinary moment that helped many of us understand that we are not alone in our efforts to secure students’ basic needs. Each year since that time, we have come together for inspiration, education, and motivation—and most of all for the hugs, laughter, and collective wisdom and wellness that occurs when we are all together.

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice Announces The #RealCollege Virtual Journey for 2021

The 2021 effort focuses on building an ecosystem to secure students’ basic needs and to promote college attainment. Since we cannot travel to be together in person, given the ongoing pandemic affecting our #RealCollege community, The Hope Center is offering the #RealCollege Virtual Journey, a nine-month series designed to support the Movement with inspiration, education, and motivation.

#RealCollege 2020

The Hope Center hosted the #RealCollege Convening as a special presentation with author, journalist and documentarian Soledad O’Brien. The #RealCollege community joined a special screening and social media conversation about Hungry to Learn, which documented students experiencing food insecurity.

#RealCollege 2019

Experience the 2019 #RealCollege Annual Convening in our selection of live videos, including the full livestream from our main stage! You can watch them here.

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