Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Improve Postsecondary Student Success

Access to reliable and affordable transportation is a key issue for #RealCollege students. Access to affordable transportation to get to and from their classes, their jobs, and their homes is a vital component of student success. Students are limited to where they can live and what they can afford because of this challenge. The Hope …

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Hope Supports Launch of Swipe Out Hunger Pilot Program at Temple University

Today Temple University students have access to new support for their basic needs, as a Swipe Out Hunger pilot program opens on campus.  Swipes for Philadelphia will provide 1,000 emergency meals for food-insecure students during the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Temple pilot is the brainchild of AaronRey Ebreo, Director of Student Basic Needs for Temple …

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New Projects to Fight Basic Needs Insecurity Among #RealCollege Students

With support from Arnold Ventures, we are launching a new partnership with two nonprofits to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses. Too many students leave college without credentials because life, logistics, and a lack of money got in the way. Our research reveals that #RealCollege students are the new majority, but they are often …

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Hope Center Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing on Student Parents

Today the Hope Center is in Washington DC co-hosting a Congressional briefing about the importance of supporting the 4.3 million undergraduate students raising children. The message in the U.S. Government Accountability Office‘s new report is clear, “More Information Could Help Student Parents Access Additional Federal Student Aid.”  The report finds: Only 3,320 students at 85 …

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2018 #RealCollege Survey Report: Denver

The #RealCollege survey is the nation’s largest annual assessment of basic needs security among college students.  This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2018 at four institutions throughout Denver. Among the 3,011 respondents we found: 40% experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days 55% experienced housing insecurity in the previous year …

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