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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.

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 [...]


2021-03-10T11:57:03-05:00March 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 [...]

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, [...]

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