About Nicole Franco

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

Hope’s Statement in Response to Insurrection at Capitol on January 6th

2021-01-13T14:41:17-05:00January 13th, 2021|

We are still processing the atrocities we have witnessed from the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.  A combination of right-wing, racist, fascist, and violent forces combined to subvert democracy via a violent coup.  It was deeply disturbing (and yet, unsurprising) to witness the stark difference in how last week's rioters were treated by [...]

Federal Judge Orders Full Restoration of DACA

2021-01-13T14:40:31-05:00December 8th, 2020|

On December 4, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordered that the July 2020 memorandum issued by Chad Wolf, suspending portions of DACA, is vacated. This order follows the court’s earlier ruling that DHS Acting Secretary Wolf was not lawfully serving in that role when he issued his memo. As a result, on December 7, [...]

Hope CommUnity Center’s Statement in Response to Early Outcome of Election 

2020-11-05T13:20:53-05:00November 5th, 2020|

Hope CommUnity Center’s Statement in  Response to Early Outcome of Election    APOPKA, Fla. – Hope CommUnity Center is committed to our democratic process. We oppose any attempt to spread misinformation or fear as a means of threatening said process. At the heart of our democratic tradition is the belief that every vote should be counted, and the will of the people be heard. [...]

2020 Voter Guide

2020-11-03T09:45:34-05:00October 30th, 2020|

  Orange County English Spanish Seminole County English Spanish Lake County English Spanish If you need assistance or more information about early voting, vote by mail, voter education, or voter registration please CALL or TEXT our Time to Vote Hotline: 407-848-7206

HCC Youth Receives 2020 Hispanic Youth Leadership Award

2020-10-19T14:49:02-04:00October 19th, 2020|

Apopka, FL - Last week, Gerardo Martinez received the 2020 Hispanic Youth Leadership Award from Orange County’s Hispanic Heritage Committee. This event allows Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District Commissioners to nominate and recognize distinguished Hispanic youths who have excelled in academics, sports, community service, and more. He was nominated by the Youth [...]

HCC Presents: Virtual Candidate Forum

2020-10-15T15:00:58-04:00October 15th, 2020|

Join Hope CommUnity Center, Farmworkers Association of Florida, and Florida Immigrant Coalition on October 21st at 6:30pm EST via FB Live for a panel discussion with the running candidates for Apopka City Council Seat 2. Translations will be provided in español and kreyòl ayisyen. https://fb.me/e/3Hu6vdoSn ________________ Acompañe al Centro ComUnitario de la Esperanza, la Asociación [...]

Conozca Sus Derechos De Vivienda En La Era De COVID-19

2020-09-21T11:58:15-04:00September 21st, 2020|

Hope CommUnity Center y Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. se han asociado para ofrecer una sesión informativa sobre los derechos de vivienda. El abogado invitado, Camilo Parra, nos acompañara en una discusión sobre cómo entender sus derechos de vivienda en la era de COVID-19. Esta sesión será el 23 de [...]

DACA Update – August 24, 2020

2020-08-25T15:15:14-04:00August 25th, 2020|

On August 24, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided guidance (https://bit.ly/31sKeVu), on how it will implement the Department of Homeland Security's July 28 memorandum (https://bit.ly/3jgOMnE) regarding DACA. It is important to know: USCIS will generally reject DACA renewal requests submitted more than 150 days in advance of status expiration. DACA recipients should file [...]

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