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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
HCC's Sr. Ann Kendrick received the Estrella Award from the Hispanic Business Council for her outstanding 45 years of service to the Central Florida immigrant and working poor community. Congratulations, Sr. Ann! Hope CommUnity Center and the entire community is so proud of you.