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Wake the Vote is Headed to Philadelphia for #REALCOLLEGE

  • Temple University Philadelphia, PA USA (map)

 #RealCollege: A National Convening on
Food and Housing Insecurity

September 29-30, 2018
Temple University in Philadelphia


Without sufficient food and a safe place to sleep, college students across the nation are struggling to learn. #RealCollege is the movement to do something about it. Join students, practitioners, policymakers, researchers and activists at the annual #RealCollege convening to develop strategies and take action to secure students’ basic needs. Read last year's convening summary here

This year’s no-frills event will focus on viable programmatic and policy solutions. Come ready to partner with colleagues in order to:

  • Create affordable housing, including for community college students
  • Prevent food insecurity with efforts that go beyond the campus food pantry
  • Shape state and federal policies to improve food and housing resources available to students
  • Address the needs of students returning to college and other older learners
  • Support student-parents, former foster youth, re-entry populations, and undocumented students
  • Integrate mental health practices with basic needs supports

Featuring interactive workshops, multimedia learning opportunities, and plenty of time to network with colleagues, including while celebrating the launch of the new Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, #RealCollege is the place to be.