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Real #114 Housing & Food Insecurities

Friday, December 7, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Compton College - Student Lounge

The Real #114 conference will focus on housing and food insecurities for college students throughout the country and in the communities we serve, and how faculty can support students and provide the basic necessities they need to be successful.

 Topics will include:

  • What is the profile of our student community?
  • What are students struggling with?
  • How does the struggle impact students and create barriers to their educational success?
  • Other challenges including enrollment changes based on a shift in demographics; retaining students who have pressing economic needs; and serving students adequately when the college itself has limited resources.



Confernce Program Cover



About the Keynote Speaker
Dr Sara Goldrick-Rab
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, as well as the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the three largest national studies on the subject, and for her work on making public higher education free. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association's Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream (University of Chicago, 2016), is an Amazon best-seller and a 2018 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls her “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” she is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week, and in April 2018 the Carnegie Corporation awarded her the Carnegie Fellowship.



Registration Fee
$150 per individual  /  $600 for a team of up to five people

The fee covers:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Conference
  • Lunch

Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, hygiene items, or school supplies for the Compton Tartar Food Pantry. Instant noodle soup, peanut butter,  grab & go trai mix, canned meats, soup, mac & cheese bowls, fruit cups  & and bottled water are always needed.

Registration is Available At the Conference

Check in at the Student Lounge


Complimentary parking is available in Lots G, H and F.

Please enter the campus from the north, using Greenleaf Avenue.

Compton College December 7 Conference Map

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