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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Special Citizenship Orientation

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00July 8th, 2019|

On Saturday, July 6 Beth Reibel, Director of Immigration Services, Vezna Bozic from US Citizenship and Immigration Services,  Evelyn Portillo, Department of Justice Partial Accredited Representative, from Catholic Charities, staff, and volunteers, welcomed 68 new students who registered for Hope CommUnity Center’s Citizenship classes and Saturday’s orientation.  A highlight of the morning was an inspiring [...]

Dental Hygiene Workshops & Elementary Tutoring

2019-10-10T10:14:22-04:00March 14th, 2019|

In honor of Dental Health Month, this past February, Hope CommUnity Center's Academic Support program held a collaborative workshop with students from Valencia College Dental Hygiene Program with the intention of educating elementary school students about the importance of a healthy smile. Each workshop was divided into two sections, the first involved 35 minutes of [...]