Webinar: Basic Needs Insecurity Among Philadelphia-Area College Students – May 27

Posted by The Hope Center on May 11, 2021

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 our #RealCollege Survey in fall 2020 and gave us perhaps the most comprehensive look into their challenges. Read the report when it is released on May 26!

Featured presenters:

  • 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 & Keystone Crossroads

Join us on May 27 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.

Register here.

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