Sara Goldrick-Rab to speak at TVCC

TVCC's efforts this year will be focused on student success, equity, and addressing disparities that prevent students from graduating.

To help us get to the root of some of these concerns, we’ve invited renowned researcher Sara Goldrick-Rab, 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and professor of sociology at Temple University, to be the keynote speaker at TVCC's 2020 Fall In-Service.

We are opening this free event to the community and hope that many of our community college partners and friends will join us. 

Find the free link to the virtual event here: ZOOM LINK

Founder of Temple University’s Hope Center for College Community and Justice, which recently launched resources to help universities and colleges support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Goldrick-Rab is the author of the award-winning book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. She is also the chief strategy officer for emergency aid at Edquity, founder of the nonprofit Believe in Students, and recently was featured in Hungry to Learn, a documentary film by Soledad O’Brien and Geeta Gandbhir that depicts the hunger and homelessness experienced by four college students as they work toward obtaining degrees that are just out of reach.

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated and highlighted stark inequalities on college campuses, Dr. Goldrick-Rab brought food and housing issues to the forefront of the conversation about why and how low- and moderate-income students are derailed from graduating. Having led the largest national studies on the subject, she shares TVCC’s goal of trying to make higher education work for all of our students.

More About Sara Goldrick-Rab:

Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Sociology & Medicine at Temple University, and Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia. She is also the Chief Strategy Officer for Emergency Aid at Edquity, a student financial success and emergency aid company, and founded Believe in Students, a nonprofit distributing emergency aid.

Sara is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the five 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, the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and the Carnegie Fellowship. In 2016 POLITICO magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics and she is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, and was featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls Sara “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” an accurate description of her life’s work.