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About The Hope Center

About The Hope Center

The Hope Center at Temple University is an action research center transforming higher education into a more effective, equitable, and impactful sector using a powerful combination of applied scientific research, technical assistance and educational training services to colleges and universities, policy advising with state and federal governments and agencies, and strategic communications. We believe that students are humans first and that their basic needs (e.g. food, housing, childcare, digital access, transportation, mental health) are central conditions for learning. 

Our Team

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab founded the Hope Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and moved the Center to Temple University in 2018. 

Today the Hope Center resides in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Dr. Anne Lundquist serves as the Director.