The Hope Center for Student Basic Needs (Temple University)

Last Updated: 05/18/2024

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The Hope Center for Student Basic Needs is an action research center focusing on removing barriers to student success and well-being through:

  • Research: investigating students’ lived experiences with basic needs insecurity and evaluating interventions
  • Policy: informing and advocating for systemic policy change to make college more affordable
  • Practice: collaborative coaching with colleges, universities, and states on meeting students’ basic needs through systems transformation.

The Center's work is founded in the recognition that basic needs insecurity is a social determinant of health that hampers postsecondary student success, inhibits social mobility, and deepens inequities.

Hope Center resides in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

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