Last week, the largest-ever survey of basic needs security among community college students was released by the Wisconsin Hope Lab. Respondents included 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states throughout the country. The researchers estimate that 33% of students are hungry and 14% are homeless.
Our pilot texting campaign last winter was a complete success! For nine months, we texted nearly 1,500 high school seniors with different tips about applying for college, financial aid and scholarships, and getting ready to head off to college in the fall. We engaged 70% of the seniors in back-and-forth texting, which according to national […]