Hope is not passive. It does not wring its hands in the midst of hardship. Hope moves and acts, even when fear and uncertainty threaten to paralyze. Every day, we see the ways that our community embodies the driving force of hope.
We see hope in the resilience of our DACA youth, struggling to fulfill their dreams. It is etched in the faces of the mothers committed to navigating distance learning, so their children are not left behind. We see it in the commitment of so many residents who are resolute in becoming US citizens so they may fully participate in their communities. Hope is in the faces of families who come to nourish body and soul through our weekly food distribution. It is alive in our young scholarship recipients, the first in their families to seek higher education.
We see hope in you. Because of your support and generosity, Hope has been able to live the true meaning of our name. Despite the despair and the anxiety intensified by the pandemic, we have provided thousands of meals to needy families, pivoted our programs to virtual platforms, reached out to hundreds of community members to gauge their true needs, and educated our community on their rights as tenants, voters and parents. With your help, we have asked the tough questions, been creative with our resources and responded meaningfully to the needs of our community.