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Nicole Franco is the Director of Communications & Media at Hope CommUnity Center. She enjoys producing compelling stories through words and imagery.

Early voting locations

2020-03-05T10:32:50-05:00March 3rd, 2020|

Early voting has officially commenced in Orange, Brevard, and Osceola counties. Want to know when early voting begins in your county? Locate your county in the list below: Orange County: March 2- March 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seminole County: March 7- March 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Volusia County: March 7- March [...]

Donor Spotlight: Alexis López

2019-10-10T10:15:46-04:00October 8th, 2019|

Donor Spotlight: Alexis López  | The Circle of Hope Pictured: Alexis Lopez and Eunice Nieto An immigrant and student at Wekiva High School, Alexis López recalls his mother pushing him to join the youth group at Hope CommUnity Center. Despite feeling resistant towards the idea, he eventually joined Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) Youth [...]

Your Donations Matter

2020-03-05T10:32:15-05:00September 13th, 2019|

Because of YOU, Hope CommUnity Center has raised over $11,000! Your donations matter as they help support the many programs at Hope such as Pathways to Citizenship, Elementary and High School Tutoring, Crianza con Cariño (Parenting classes), and so much more! Donate $1000 or more and have lunch with Sister Ann! Stay tuned for upcoming updates on continued celebrations.

Recursos Sobre Huracanes

2019-10-10T10:14:21-04:00August 30th, 2019|

Condado de Seminole: Ubicación e información de bolsas de arena: haga clic aquí Refugios para necesidades especiales Las necesidades especiales deben completar el formulario y enviar Plan de necesidades especiales Condado de Orange: Preparación del Condado de Orange para el huracán Dorian (inglés): haga clic aquí Mapa interactivo con ubicaciones que regalan bolsas de arena: [...]

Hurricane Resources

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00August 30th, 2019|

    Pet Owners: Disaster Preparedness Information Seminole County: Sandbag location & information: click here Special Needs Shelters Special needs must complete form and submit Special Needs Plan Orange County: Orange County Preparation for Hurricane Dorian: click here Interactive map with locations giving away sandbags: click here Orange County shelters will open on Sunday, September 1st [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Hayley Canal

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00August 1st, 2019|

At Hope CommUnity Center, we recognize the value and importance of our volunteers. Their endless compassion and dedication in transforming lives are one of the many drivers to our mission as a service-learning community. Without them, we wouldn't be able to serve over 6000 people across Central Florida. This month, we are featuring Hayley Canal, [...]

A Special Citizenship Orientation

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00July 8th, 2019|

On Saturday, July 6 Beth Reibel, Director of Immigration Services, Vezna Bozic from US Citizenship and Immigration Services,  Evelyn Portillo, Department of Justice Partial Accredited Representative, from Catholic Charities, staff, and volunteers, welcomed 68 new students who registered for Hope CommUnity Center’s Citizenship classes and Saturday’s orientation.  A highlight of the morning was an inspiring [...]

HCC – Grant Announcement

2020-02-21T14:54:03-05:00May 9th, 2019|

Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, Announces grant awardees May 9, 2019 – Hope CommUnity Center is a third-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. $40,000 was awarded to Hope’s TheirHistorias [...]

Dental Hygiene Workshops & Elementary Tutoring

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00March 14th, 2019|

In honor of Dental Health Month, this past February, Hope CommUnity Center's Academic Support program held a collaborative workshop with students from Valencia College Dental Hygiene Program with the intention of educating elementary school students about the importance of a healthy smile. Each workshop was divided into two sections, the first involved 35 minutes of [...]