Author: Ryan Barlow

“Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.” — Winston Churchill Pop art by Hope students Jayla and Raheem   Art class and painting has not been put on hold...

The COVID-19 crisis is hitting city budgets hard all over the country. The reduced revenues and tax receipts, combined with increased need for medical and social services, is a severe challenge. One of the casualties of Mayor Kenney’s austerity budget was the Office of Adult...

During a worldwide pandemic, Hope Partnership Middle School students are still learning, growing and taking the important steps needed to change their lives for the better. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, on March 16th, Hope’s students joined thousands of other middle-schoolers across...

Last month, we talked about the difficulties of remote education and what we were doing to help. We mentioned how each Hope adult student was shipped books selected for their reading level. The Adult Education program was surprised and delighted that a donor sent our...

Think back to your senior year of high school…what was it like? A tumultuous time for many of us, senior year is one of the capstones that helps usher us into adulthood. Different high schools participate in various activities celebrating the end of the year such...

Many of you have been reading Stories of Hope since we began this practice seven years ago. Naturally, this edition is like no other. Offering "Virtual Hope" is challenging, but necessary. Communication with our constituents is our first priority. The middle school staff is working diligently...

The headlines are talking about the difficulties in ramping up remote learning in Philadelphia, but it’s not just kids who are suddenly struggling to keep up their learning because schools are closed! Hope’s Adult Education program is working to keep our adult students on track...

Hope encourages its students to have a “Growth Mindset” when it comes to education and learning. According to Hope’s 5th Graders, a growth mindset looks like the following: Is this really my best work? Mistakes help me improve This may take some time and effort ...

Some of you who are reading this e-newsletter have never seen Hope in action. We would like to alert you to four upcoming opportunities: Hope Partnership’s First Sunday Open House On Sunday, March 22, some students, staff, and families from Hope will be here to...