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About Nicole Franco

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

SCOTUS rejects President Donald Trump’s effort to end DACA

2020-06-18T11:44:53-04:00June 18th, 2020|

APOPKA, FL - June 18, 2020 - We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to recognize that DACA is a valid program necessary in the protection of our nation’s immigrant youth. We understand that this relief may very well be temporary. Hope CommUnity Center will continue to do whatever is necessary to defend and protect [...]

HCC Remembers and We #HonorThemWithAction

2020-06-12T14:50:14-04:00June 12th, 2020|

Four years ago, the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ+ community took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, leaving Central Florida mourning for the loss of these lives but standing stronger together after. Today we remember and honor the lives of the 49 and stand strong to continue fighting against the injustices of racial and anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. This attack [...]

Summer Internship: An Introduction

2020-06-09T11:38:06-04:00June 9th, 2020|

Yoseline Rodriguez is a former member of the Sin Fronteras Youth Group at Hope CommUnity Center. This summer she joins us at Hope for a summer internship through the 2020 Sister Cunneen Summer Fellowship at Trinity Washington University.  Growing up in a predominantly immigrant community has made me aware of the many disparities that are placed [...]

HCC’s Statement Regarding the Police Murder of George Floyd

2020-06-01T09:40:55-04:00June 1st, 2020|

Hope Community Center joins in expressing our profound anguish and outrage over the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Mr. Floyd's murder was yet further evidence of the brutal legacy of white supremacy and systemic racism in our country. It is also not lost on us that this event [...]

Here’s What You Should Know About DACA

2020-05-21T16:20:44-04:00May 21st, 2020|

What is DACA? Since the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in June of 2012, nearly 700,000 individuals benefited from temporary protection from deportation and employment authorization. In September of 2017, the Trump administration decided to rescind DACA and began taking steps to wind down the program. Several lawsuits challenging the rescission [...]

HCC – Grant Announcement

2020-05-12T11:06:27-04:00May 12th, 2020|

Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation, Announces grant awardees May 4, 2020 – Hope CommUnity Center is a fourth-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 [...]

Hope CommUnity Center Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with An Emergency Food Pantry, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

2020-05-01T11:26:37-04:00May 1st, 2020|

Apopka, Florida – Hope CommUnity Center is responding to meet the needs of the working poor and immigrant community of Central Florida with an emergency food pantry. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 [...]

A Letter From Our Executive Director Regarding HCC’s Response to COVID-19

2020-04-01T14:23:23-04:00March 30th, 2020|

Dear Friends of Hope CommUnity Center: "We perceive a world in which everyone sits at the table together, with enough for everyone."  -Joy Harjo In the three months since I joined the family at HCC, the world has been overwhelmed by an unprecedented global health crisis.  COVID-19 has caused us all profound [...]


2020-10-15T11:50:11-04:00March 16th, 2020|

HCC UPDATE To protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and community during the Coronavirus outbreak our offices are open by appointment only. However, if you need assistance or have any questions, call us at 407.880.4673 and press option 1. If you have a scheduled appointment, please be sure to wear a mask before you [...]

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 [...]

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