Basic Needs Security Among Students Attending Georgia Colleges and Universities

In fall 2017, researchers from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice conducted a large-scale survey to better understand food and housing insecurity among college students at both community and 4-year colleges and universities. The effort built on a similar survey of 70 community colleges during the 2016–2017 academic year. In total, 33 community colleges …

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Alleviating Poverty and Promoting College Attainment in Philadelphia

Poverty remains one of the most serious challenges plaguing Philadelphia, an otherwise ambitious and thriving city on an upward trajectory. More than one in four residents live in poverty, the highest rate among the nation’s 10 largest cities. Almost half of those individuals live in deep poverty. And the situation facing our children is even …

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Campus Food Pantries: Insights from a National Survey

Food insecurity is widespread on American college campuses. Students do not have enough food to feed themselves and sometimes their families as well. We created the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) to provide support, training, and resources to campus-based food banks/pantries and other food-insecurity initiatives that primarily serve students. This report demonstrates that …

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Basic Needs Insecurity in Massachusetts Public Colleges and Universities

In fall 2017, researchers from Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a large-scale survey to better understand basic needs insecurity among college students at both community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities. The effort built on a similar survey of 70 community colleges during the 2016–2017 academic year. In …

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Still Hungry and Homeless in College

Since 2008, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab (now the Hope Center) has examined food and housing insecurity among the nation’s undergraduates. We initially focused on Wisconsin, assessing prevalence of basic needs challenges in two samples of students—a cohort of Pell Grant recipients entering the state’s 42 public colleges and universities in fall 2008, and a cohort …

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