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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(Español abajo) In early January, Hope CommUnity Center gathered at the Brightwood neighborhood in Apopka, Florida to celebrate Three Kings Day, El Día de los Reyes. The holiday marks the biblical story about the Three Kings (also known as Wise Men or Magi) who came to see and adore the Christ child. HOPE staff, the [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
PECI facilitated a "Pop Ed Basic Workshop" for Hope Community Center in Apopka, Florida, on Oct. 24th-25th. During this first workshop of a series of four, the participants reflected about the three dimensions of Popular Education (Philosophy, theory and methodology); Popular Education vs. traditional education, the Pop Ed´s vertical logic (Research-education-Action) and more importantly, they [...]
September was a great start for parenting classes. We have 25 families who are excited to improve their relationships with their families. __________________________________________________ El programa de Crianza con cariño dió inicio con gran entusiasmo por parte de 25 familias que están decididas a mejorar las relaciones familiares.
See how Hope is working to keep kids on path to education. American Graduate Day went very well. Click on these links to see American Graduate Day that WUCF did highlighting Hope CommUnity Center. Hope CommUnity main channel segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoB955nhvtY Hope CommUnity Vme playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC1tYUq4X8yQ6mYS5L8Eaog4TEpus43mF