Hope Impact Partnerships (HIP)

We are a leading national action research center redefining what it means to be a student-ready college with a movement centering on students’ basic needs. You’re likely here because you—like us—believe that students are humans first. You also know that basic needs security is central to learning and is critical for student success and degree completion. 

Through the newly launched Hope Impact Partnerships (HIP), institutions are equipped with the evidence and tools to drive measurable change for students. Our work is firmly grounded in rigorous science, thoughtful practice, and social justice. This partnership will accelerate the work institutions are already doing to improve student persistence and graduation rates and advance equity goals. Participating institutions will use real-time data to assess students’ basic needs, campus policies, and programs, while getting support to analyze, plan, and take action to improve students’ basic needs security and well-being.

When you join HIP, you are supported by up-to-date research, evidence, data, best practices, experts, and lessons from peer institutions as you work to better serve your students’ basic needs. Join The Hope Center—and 100 institutions (and growing!)—to create change for students on your campus now.

HIP Partnership Levels