In the face of adversity, the resilient spirit of immigrants continues to shine bright, enriching our communities and shaping the very fabric of our society. As Hope CommUnity Center stands steadfast against harmful policies like SB 1718, we embrace the words of our esteemed Executive Director: “Immigrants are not the problem. Immigrants are the solution.” With this resounding belief echoing in our hearts, we are determined to champion the cause of justice, equality, and inclusivity. Join us on this transformational journey as we delve into the invaluable contributions of immigrants and our unwavering commitment to empowering and uplifting our community.
At Hope CommUnity Center, we dedicate ourselves to fostering diverse, empowered learning communities that accelerates personal and societal transformation. Through unwavering service and tireless advocacy, we proudly stand alongside immigrants and all those who exhibit tenacity and courage in the face of oppression.
Every year, Hope CommUnity Center touches the lives of 16,000 individuals, providing vital services, resources, and a beacon of hope for those in need. We believe in turning compassion into action, and over 86 cents of every dollar contributed to Hope directly supports the programs that serve and uplift our community.
A Legacy of Solidarity
For over five decades, Hope CommUnity Center has stood as a pillar of support within the immigrant community, nurturing a network of community leaders and changemakers. We understand that the strength of a community lies in its unity, and we are committed to building bridges that connect individuals from all walks of life.
An Economic Powerhouse
Contrary to misguided perceptions, immigrants are a driving force behind our economy. Undocumented immigrants, in particular, have contributed $13.3 billion to Social Security and $3.3 billion to Medicare in 2016 alone, according to the latest available data. Moreover, the entrepreneurial spirit of over 40,000 immigrant business owners in Central Florida has created job opportunities that benefit our entire community.
Paying it Forward
Immigrants in Central Florida are not just contributors to the economy but also to our tax system. Their collective contributions amount to over 3.5 billion dollars annually, providing vital resources for public services that benefit us all. Their commitment to building a better future for themselves and their families is a testament to their unwavering dedication and resilience.
From Hope to Action
Hope CommUnity Center is not simply a place of hope but a catalyst for change. Through our commitment to education, advocacy, and building a strong sense of community, we strive to transform lives and create a better tomorrow. By standing up against harmful legislation like SB 1718, we send a powerful message: Unity triumphs over division, and compassion prevails over prejudice.
As we navigate the challenges of our time, let us remember that immigrants are not the problem—they are the solution. Their unwavering determination, unyielding resilience, and boundless contributions have enriched our communities. At Hope CommUnity Center, we proudly stand with immigrants, empower them, and advocate for a diverse society. Join us in turning hope into action as we create a future where every person can flourish.
Let us build a stronger, more vibrant community that celebrates all its members’ diversity and unwavering spirit.