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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 – 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 [...]

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