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Roots of Education. Roots of Migration.

2019-10-10T10:14:23-04:00July 6th, 2018|

This Summer, Hope CommUnity Center's College & Career Access Program (CCAP) offered college preparation skills to parents with kids of all ages. During the nearly one-month program, the CCAP team taught parents about the benefits of a college education, the college application process, and ways to support their child's post-secondary journey. For the final class [...]

Hope CommUnity Center’s Response to Border Policy

2019-01-18T12:23:09-05:00June 19th, 2018|

In response to a “zero tolerance policy” rule at the border that is separating families, Hope CommUnity Center stands fervently against the continuous criminalization of immigrant people and people of color. Families belong together and no child should be separated from their family. There has never been a better time than right now to stand against racism [...]

Special Recognition for Hope Scholarship Recipients

2019-01-18T12:26:30-05:00June 5th, 2018|

Hope’s College and Career Access team, led by Maggi Noyes and Elisabet Rivera, hosted an award ceremony for new and returning scholarship students. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students have to meet rigorous standards, such as committing to giving back to Hope through volunteer service and completing a 30-minute interview with the [...]

Bringing Hope to Winter Garden

2019-01-18T14:52:07-05:00May 23rd, 2018|

Winter Garden, Florida– Something special happened this past weekend. Undocumented immigrant communities in Winter Garden seem to have found their safe place–a place to freely and without fear find resources and opportunities– at Resurrection Catholic Church. "Until now, there hasn’t been a place like Hope CommUnity Center that people in Winter Garden trust to access [...]

Press Release: DACA Update

2019-01-18T14:57:03-05:00April 25th, 2018|

Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration has 90 days to explain the "arbitrary and capricious" ending of DACA. If they cannot, “DHS must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications.” Story 1. Story 2. Though this is a victory, Hope [...]

HCC Grant Announcement

2019-01-18T16:22:15-05:00April 20th, 2018|

Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, Announces grant awardees March 30, 2018– Hope CommUnity Center is a second-time recipient of the Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation. This fund was created to support LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities impacted by the 2016 Pulse Orlando tragedy. $42,000 was awarded to Hope’s Solidarity Project, which [...]

College Ready, College Prepared

2019-01-18T15:00:40-05:00April 12th, 2018|

Melissa Rosa-Alvarez, Career Development Coordinator for TRIO-Seminole State College, visited the April College Scholars meeting. This meeting, held monthly at HCC, gives HCC Scholarship recipients tools for succeeding in college. Melissa says she loves coming to HCC because she loves seeing students grow from freshman year to graduation. She enjoys the feedback she receives daily [...]

Updates on DACA

2019-01-18T15:17:44-05:00April 3rd, 2018|

Attention DACA applicants! Due to federal court orders, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is accepting applications from anyone who was previously granted DACA. USCIS is not accepting first-time or initial DACA requests from those who have never held DACA. Those whose deferred action expired over a year ago may request DACA under the court order. Individuals [...]


2019-01-18T16:20:10-05:00March 16th, 2018|

#IBetYouDidntKnow and #WalkADayInMyShoes were the overarching themes of a recent performance by high schoolers at Hope CommUnity Center. Youth Group members perform at a recent Sin Fronteras meeting. Guided by months of practice with the Orlando Repertory Theatre, ten Sin Fronteras Youth Group members performed this past Wednesday in front of their peers. [...]

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