Hope, Opportunity, Pride, and Empowerment - Parents and Children Excel

Project H.O.P.E. (Hope, Opportunity, Pride, and Empowerment) - is committed to a two generational approach to ensuring family and child well-being. Project H.O.P.E. is a program for parents and their children, designed to empower families and provide a new pathway to achieving economic self-sufficiency. The program strives to respond to complex challenges impacting families: disproportionality, generational poverty, historical trauma, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, truancy, poor school outcomes, child welfare involvement, economic and employment instability, etc.

Program interventions are built on the foundation of a holistic family assessment and utilization of economic development tools with a social determinants of health framework, with the goal of enhancing positive outcomes for families experiencing economic, educational and social challenges.

Families in Project H.O.P.E. will receive comprehensive case management services; child welfare prevention services; access to stabilizing federal economic programs; workforce development resources; and, early childhood and other educational supports.

P.A.C.E. (Parents & Children Excel) - works with families with youth of color between the ages of 7 and 14 who have attendance issues in school or behavior problems at home, school or community. P.A.C.E. also provides positive teen (peer) mentorships for the children on the caseload. Social workers facilitate leadership activities of high school mentors with their elementary and middle school student mentees. A key goal of these relationships is to create transformative experiences for both the mentor and the mentee that increase academic achievement and high school graduation. Another important facet of this program is to promote productive citizenship within the community through service activities of various sorts.