The pandemic exacerbated long-standing basic needs insecurity among thousands of college students in our city and region. Institutions of higher education worked hard to keep students enrolled as many lost jobs, lost loved ones and struggled with rent, food and childcare. Nearly 9,000 students across the region participated in the Hope Center's #RealCollege Survey in fall 2020 and gave us perhaps the most comprehensive look into their challenges.
Join us on May 27th, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m, ET to learn more about how the pandemic impacted student basic needs, how students, college staff and community organizations responded, and what changes we need to make in policy and higher education practice to ensure a better future for #realcollege students.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, 181st District and Temple Alumnus
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Sociology & Medicine at Temple University, and President & Founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice
Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia
Sandra Guillory, Director of Operations & Philadelphia Programs at DePaul USA/St. Joseph's House
Brad Hodge, Vice President, Student Services & Retention Management, Peirce College
Diamond Juggins, Temple University Graduate '21, founder of Find My College
Traci Kirtley, Executive Director, Believe in Students
Emily Rizzo, Education Reporter, WHYY News and Keystone Crossroads.