Hope Center

In 2019, the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice and Rise launched a partnership to build research and student advocacy campaigns that advance the #RealCollege movement to put higher education within reach for all.

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is home to an action research team using rigorous research to drive innovative practice, evidence-based policymaking, and effective communications to support #RealCollege students. Since its founding, the Hope Center has published groundbreaking research on food and housing insecurity and college affordability, influenced legislation meant to improve supports for #RealCollege students, and hosted an annual convening – #RealCollege – to gather education leaders, policymakers, and #RealCollege students invested in changing college.

The Hope Center’s 2019 survey of more than 85,000 students at over 120 colleges and universities nationwide uncovered the following staggering findings:


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