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Changing Lives Through Education

2019-01-23T09:41:10-05:00February 23rd, 2018|HCC's Blog|

  “Changing lives through education.” This message is posted on the home page of the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers website. In many ways, Notre Dame AmeriCorps (NDA) members not only change the lives of the people they serve, but are also transformed themselves. This was evident during NDA’s annual mid-year conference where hundreds of Notre Dame AmeriCorps [...]

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Embrace Hope for Racial Understanding

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00February 13th, 2018|HCC's Blog|

A beautiful and eclectic mix of families and friends filled the room at Hope CommUnity Center Monday night to celebrate Black History Month. The event, titled “Embrace Hope for Racial Understanding,” hosted in partnership with Farmworker Association of Florida, brought an abundance of thoughtfulness and acceptance within the communities. It was the perfect beginning to [...]

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Supporting Dreamers is About Humanity

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00February 10th, 2018|HCC's Blog|

"Unfortunately I have to be up here again proving my humanity. I'm here as a woman, a student, and a human being with aspirations and dreams like every other American." A dreamer spoke these words to a crowd of reporters from WFTV, Fox 35, WESH 2, News 6, and the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday's Support [...]

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Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00February 5th, 2018|HCC's Blog|

Last Spring, Hope CommUnity Center sophomores and juniors embarked on a four-day, four-college tour to Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Daytona. One of the colleges they visited was Bethune-Cookman University, an Historically Black College and University founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. For many of the students, the concept of an HBCU was new to them [...]

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Hope’s Winter 2018 Newsletter is here!

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00January 30th, 2018|Current Newsletters and Annual Reports, HCC's Blog|

The three pillars of Hope CommUnity Center's mission are education, advocacy, and spiritual growth. We strive to create a world and community center where hearts, minds, and personal connections are free to grow. This Winter 2018 Newsletter is dedicated to the spirit of love and growth. To view a digital copy of the Winter 2018 Newsletter please click [...]

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A Funeral for the Dreams of Dreamers

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00January 18th, 2018|HCC's Blog|

Hope CommUnity Center, along with YAYA, Florida Immigrant Coalition and Farmworker Association of Florida, organized an action in front of the Orlando offices of Representative Stephanie Murphy and Senator Bill Nelson at Lake Eola to demand that Clean Dream Act legislation is included in the spending bill being voted on tomorrow by the United States Congress. [...]

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Christmas Toy Store: A 365-Day Impact

2019-01-23T09:41:19-05:00December 20th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

The months leading up to HCC's 43rd Annual Toy Store are a testament to the power of community connection, faith, and appreciation for others. For many months, a huge collective of people work together to organize a two-day event that completely transforms the holiday experience for hundreds of families in Central Florida. We receive thousands [...]

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Hope for TPS Recipients, DREAMers & their Families

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00December 6th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Hope CommUnity Center unequivocally supports the immediate passage of a Clean DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would provide a direct road to U.S. citizenship for people who are either undocumented, have DACA or temporary protected status (TPS).1 In September of 2017, nearly one million people learned they will live with a countdown. Their DACA [...]

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Notre Dame AmeriCorps Mid-Year Service 2017

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00November 15th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Would you like to serve from January 2017 – July 2018 helping children and adults adapt, learn English, and feel more comfortable in their new home? Central Florida is seeing an influx of citizens from Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. As a result, the program is known as Notre Dame AmeriCorps – [...]

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