Hope Stories

One of the signs of long term poverty is vacant lots. Hope owns one of these lots diagonally across from our front door at 11th and Huntingdon streets. Over the past six months Hope worked with neighborhood leaders to explore how the vacant lot might...

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, more than 100 students, parents/guardians and staff gathered at Hope Partnership for Education to SpeakUp! SpeakUp! is an organization that travels to over 30 schools in the Greater Philadelphia area each year. The program’s mission is to enable youth to make...

This year, several companies will direct state tax payments to Hope Partnership for Education rather than to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They take advantage of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.  As she does each year, Sister Rose...

During our recent spring break, seventh graders, Nakiyah Andrews and Zayanna Gunter, participated in MAGIC Camp – Mentoring a Girl in Construction, sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Nakiyah and Zayanna received hands-on construction training in brick-laying, dry-wall finishing, glass cutting, tiling...

Exposing the middle school students from Hope Partnership to a variety of career options proved to be more than just a good idea. The energy, learning, and genuine enthusiasm that was generated at the school’s first annual Career Day was unexpected. The Hope room was...

Guest Bartenders (from Left) Bob Loftus, Sr. Rose, Sheila Wagner, and John Wagner. Throughout the year members of the Overbrook Golf Club dedicate informal evenings to learn more about charities. Longtime Hope supporters Bob and Kate Loftus and John and Sheila Wagner dedicated a recent Guest...

  On February 27, 2014, Hope Partnership for Education honored donors who made gifts to the Capital Campaign by unveiling its donor recognition wall in the main lobby of the Education Center. Executive Director, Sr. Rose Martin marked the occasion with a statement of thanks, ”We...