City University of New York #RealCollege Survey

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically evaluates access to affordable food and housing, began in 2015 under the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at all of the undergraduate …

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California Community Colleges #RealCollege Survey

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students. The survey, which specifically evaluates access to affordable food and housing, began in 2015 under the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered at nearly half of the schools in the California Community …

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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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