The Hope Center


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What is #RealCollege?

#RealCollege is a national movement created by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. Focused on the struggles, triumphs, and realities of what it means to be in college today, #RealCollege seeks to change the landscape of higher education so that all students can afford and complete their studies.

Historically disempowered students and colleges become more powerful when they work together, pooling resources to alter the future of higher education. #RealCollege coalitions form the basis of the movement. In these coalitions, members work together toward common goals in order to increase their effectiveness. All of the coalitions commit to a single fundamental premise:  Secure access to food, housing, and other basic needs is essential to academic success in higher education and must, therefore, be treated as a top educational priority.

Learn more about #RealCollege technical assistance initiatives at the Hope Center here.

List of Participating Institutions

Rockland Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Monroe Community College