The Hope Center at Temple University is a nationally renowned action research center focused on rethinking and restructuring higher education and social policies, practices, and resources to secure students’ basic needs and create ecosystems of support for all students to complete college degrees. We believe that students are humans first and that their basic needs are central conditions for learning.
We work collaboratively with colleges and universities, government agencies, higher education organizations, students and community partners to evaluate, understand and advocate for practices and policies that lead to equitable outcomes for all students. Our approach is firmly grounded in equity-centered research, thoughtful practice, policy advocacy and social justice.
Based in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, we enjoy the benefits of working in a top research university while also collaborating with colleges and universities in communities across the nation.