The HOPE Village Initiative – a partnership of Focus: HOPE, designed to radically change the odds of success for children and families in the HOPE Village area

The HOPE Village Initiative is a long-term, comprehensive, place-based initiative designed to radically change the odds of success for children, their families and the neighborhoods immediately surrounding Focus: HOPE's campus. The initiative builds on Focus: HOPE's existing strengths in delivering workforce development training and education, its history of providing early childhood education, and its asset-based community development work. The initiative aims to create a pipeline of opportunity, with strong supports and access to opportunity from cradle to post-secondary education.

The Initiative aims to ensure that by the year 2031, 100% of the residents in the service area will be educationally well-prepared, economically self-sufficient, and living in a safe and supportive environment.

 Over the past three years, Focus: HOPE and its partners have begun to implement significant pieces of the overall cradle to postsecondary pipeline. In addition to its existing adult education and training programs (including training in engineering, information technologies, and machining) it has focused on programs which move forward the three "E's" of the HOPE Village Initiative goal: education, economic self-sufficiency and the environment. 




Fast Fact

  • HOPE Village includes 100 blocks and 1,700 housing units
  • 5,300 residents live in HOPE Village
  • There are 23 churches and 75 businesses in the area
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