February 9, 2021
The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice will debut the #RealCollege Blog on February 15 to uplift the voices of the community dedicated to the movement that ensures students’ basic needs are met.
The inaugural post is by Dr. Keith Curry, president & CEO of Compton College, who examines a day in the life of a #RealCollege president. Curry’s mission as a college president is for students to have access to quality education that prepares them for the workforce.
“Since I was an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, (Oakes College, just saying), I have been on a pursuit of happiness in support of students’ success, particularly for students who have been historically underserved due to systemic racism in this country,” writes Curry, who also serves as an advisory board member for The Hope Center.
The goal of this #RealCollege forum is to offer a blog that keeps community members informed and inspired in their work.“We know that there is great work happening all over the world to support students basic needs so they can succeed in college. We want to hear about it and learn from it. We urge everyone doing that work to consider writing for the #RealCollege blog!,” said president and Founder Sara Goldrick-Rab.
Members of the #RealCollege Student Leadership Advisory Council will be featured in upcoming posts lending their perspectives on the student experience as they encounter obstacles to academic success. Summaries of relevant and action-based research and items related to the #RealCollege movement also will be posted.
The Hope Center team conducts scientifically rigorous and practice-informed action research that explores poorly understood problems affecting #RealCollege students and examine the efficacy of interventions to support #RealCollege students.