Hope Stories

Three Hope students won an essay contest sponsored by Fairhill Cemetery, the burial grounds of Robert Purvis, the famous abolitionist. You can learn about Robert Purvis, by reading Nikia, Sanaa, and Qaasim’s winning essays here. Our students are all very familiar with the Quaker run historic Fairhill...

Have you ever wondered about the gourmet dinner that was auctioned at Hope Partnership’s Annual FriendRaiser? Well, here are the chef and sous chefs at the end of the evening – four Sisters of Mercy – one gourmet cook and three gophers who can boast...

The fifth and sixth graders are participating in the "Art of Looking" program sponsored by the Barnes Foundation this Fall. This program utilizes a multi-curriculum format that integrates key curriculum standards in math and science along with exposure to the arts.   The program introduces the students...

One of the truly unique components of Hope Partnership for Education is the Graduate Support Program. Here is a glimpse of what that program includes during these Fall months. Our Graduate Support Director, Brittany Holiday, is setting up and hosting visits by local high schools. Our...

Family, friends, staff, and alumnae gathered in the Hope Room on June 10 to honor Hope Partnership’s Class of 2015. Principal Andrew Miller welcomed the community to the celebration, and Sr. Rose then gave an opening reflection, praying for blessings of perseverance, forgiveness, respect and...

Over 150 residents and community stakeholders in the Fairhill neighborhood were introduced to a new meaning of “Hope” when we opened our doors and gates for the inaugural Hope Community Day on Saturday, July 25th. “Both children and adults enthusiastically participated and were clearly enjoying themselves,”...

Hope Partnership’s Adult Education Program has a new look for our 22 students who are building their skills to pass the new GED test in Pennsylvania. Each of our 9 volunteer teachers has decades of real classroom teaching experience in reading, writing, language arts, math,...

Hope students might inhabit the corner of 11th and Huntingdon, but their world stretches far beyond North Philadelphia. Take the last two weeks, for instance. On Thursday evening, March 19th, Xaria, one of our fifth grade students, and her mother attended the Society of the...

Our seventh grade class has started a five month journey exploring the issues facing Morocco, Peru, and Uganda. Each class member is now a student diplomat of the 2015 Junior Model United Nations. Assigned to one of three teams, students will work together to research...