Bridging Islands

2019-01-23T13:34:23-05:00March 21st, 2016|

You just don’t leave anyone behind. If it’s helping them cross over their language barrier, cross over their shyness, helping them to cross over their struggles. You don’t leave them behind. You do what you can to get them across. Arianna Moreno is a 19-year-old student at Seminole State College with a deep connection to [...]

The Winter 2016 Newsletter is Here!

2019-01-23T13:31:17-05:00March 1st, 2016|

The Winter Newsletter is here! Learn more about Hope's expansion, meet some new staff, and learn more about how Hope remembers its spiritual roots during the holidays. Enjoy! Do you want future newsletters sent to your inbox? Please email [email protected] with the subject: "Newsletter Email List". To view a PDF version of our 2016 Winter Newsletter Click here [...]

Lots of Love at Hearts for Hope

2019-01-23T13:30:41-05:00February 12th, 2016|

  Our Fourth Annual Hearts for Hope Luncheon was held Monday, February 8. We are proud to announce that we had 352 supporters and new guests who attended. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful table captains, attendees, and especially to our two inspiring young speakers, Juana Lozano and Yunior Ambrocio. The Hearts [...]

Students Benefit From Hope-Seminole State Partnership

2019-01-23T13:29:58-05:00February 5th, 2016|

Alumni and current students of Hope’s scholarship partnership with Seminole State College met this week to discuss their involvement with the program. Students shared from their personal experiences including balancing studies with work and other responsibilities; dealing with their biggest challenges and frustrations; and celebrating in their successes and the benefits afforded to them through [...]

Another Day of Magic at HCC

2019-01-23T13:27:38-05:00January 20th, 2016|

We are so excited to receive a donation of $75,000 through the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Thank you so much for your support of Sin Fronteras and College and Career Access! Hats off to staff member Laura Firtel for writing the grant and board member Linda Gonzalez for all of your [...]

HCC Remembers Sr. Cathy

2019-01-23T13:24:57-05:00January 6th, 2016|

Today we fondly remember the legacy of Founder Sr. Cathy Gorman, who passed away six years ago. Sr. Cathy dedicated her entire life to the underserved, underprivileged, unheard, and unseen Central Florida community members. Her passion and spirit lives strong in all of the lives she touched throughout her legacy.

Hearts For Hope Luncheon

2019-01-23T13:23:38-05:00December 23rd, 2015|

The Hearts for Hope Luncheon is held to renew interest in Hope CommUnity Center’s work and attract new supporters to the organization. In a succinct hour-long program, we tell our story by sharing our history, our current projects, and a testimonial from someone whose life has been transformed by the organization. Our goal is to [...]

Hope Receives Magical Gift from Disney for New Campus

2019-01-23T13:21:58-05:00November 3rd, 2015|

Board members joined by staff members, David Crump, Sr. Ann Kendrick and Disney team, Betty Lowery and Nancy Gidusko. Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) can move forward on a second Apopka campus thanks to a surprise $250,000 grant it recently received from Disney.  Recently Hope CommUnity Center was approached with an opportunity to acquire [...]