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So far Hope CommUnity has created 132 blog entries.

Here Together. Here to Stay.

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00November 12th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

On November 8th Hope CommUnity Center gathered with DREAMers to inform members of the immigrant community about what a Clean DREAM Act would look like. Immigrant rights organizations, like Hope, define a Clean DREAM Act as a DREAM Act bill with no additional funding for the border wall, interior enforcement, detention centers, or mandatory e-verify. During the gathering, [...]

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New Skills for Moms in Parenting Program

2019-01-23T09:41:25-05:00November 3rd, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Moms across the world have often assumed that their most important responsibility is to keep their families strong, healthy, and happy. They help to prepare their loved ones for work and school, tidy the house, do the grocery shopping, cook the meals, wash the clothes, and the list goes on. But, when–and how­–do they take [...]

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Theater of the Oppressed

2019-01-23T09:41:31-05:00October 5th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Transformation. Understanding. Trust. Peace. These were just a few of the outcomes participants hoped to receive from Nadia Garzón’s “Theater of the Oppressed” workshop. The intense, two-day workshop was held at Hope CommUnity Center with support from our partners at Youth And Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry. It gave participants the [...]

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70 Years of Good “Habits”

2019-01-23T09:41:01-05:00September 28th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Help us celebrate Sister Teresa's HUGE milestone! On August 10 1947, Sr. Teresa McElwee joined the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. On September 16, 2017, Sister Teresa was honored in a Jubilee celebration in Baltimore. Join us at Hope CommUnity Center in honoring Sister Teresa by making a donation for every year she has been a [...]

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Hope and Resilience – 2017 Summer/ Fall Newsletter

2019-01-23T09:41:36-05:00September 28th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

The past few months have been trying for the entire world. Central Florida has been no exception. In-between natural disasters and legislative decisions impacting communities that Hope CommUnity Center serves, we have seen a wealth of love, care, and giving. Many of you have been a part of this recovery and resilience. We thank you. And [...]

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My First Day on the Job: Hurricane Irma Relief

2019-01-23T09:42:05-05:00September 15th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

“This has been a day!” my new coworker exclaimed as we wound down from an exciting morning and afternoon. Today was scheduled to be my first day serving as an AmeriCorps Member at Hope CommUnity Center. It started with reviewing my position’s duties and ended with a sweat-soaked t-shirt and a handful of exhausted and [...]

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Hurricane Irma: Hope Cancellations

2019-01-23T09:50:36-05:00September 12th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Hi everyone! Hope you did well during Irma. Hope Staff is doing well and is in good spirits! Some announcements: • Hope is following the Orange County Public School cancellation policy and expects to open Friday at 9:30 AM. • Citizenship Classes were cancelled tonight and Saturday 9/16. We expect to resume classes again Tuesday, [...]

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Hope CommUnity Center Statement on Charlottesville

2019-01-23T09:45:16-05:00August 14th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Hope CommUnity Center is deeply saddened by the ongoing presence of white supremacy and racism in the hearts and minds of many people in the United States. There are more white supremacist groups in the US today than have existed since the time of the Civil Rights Movement. People from these white supremacist groups, including [...]

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Orientation for Aspiring Americans

2019-01-23T09:57:26-05:00July 17th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

HCC Opens a New Semester of Citizenship Classes Significant challenges await anyone working towards becoming a U.S. citizen, but Hope CommUnity Center equips applicants with many resources they need to make the goal a reality. “It’s not too difficult, it’s about being prepared,” explained Mayra E. Millán, an immigration services officer from U.S. Citizenship and [...]

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Hope Kids Have Talent

2019-01-23T09:57:14-05:00July 7th, 2017|HCC's Blog|

Hope CommUnity Center closes Kids Camp every year with a showcase of the kids' talents. The Annual Kids Kids Camp Talent Show was held this year at St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church in Apopka, Florida to a crowd of proud parents, joyful HCC staff, and community members. HCC is so proud of the work [...]

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