July 20, 2015
Hope Partnership for Education Hosts Community Day for Neighbors in Fair Hill
Hope Partnership for Education community day promotes its adult education center and independent middle school with 90% graduation success rate to its Eastern North Philadelphia neighbors
Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday July 25, 2015, Hope Partnership for Education will host its neighbors with a Community Day and vacant lot clean up. Hope Partnership for Education serves the communities in zip code 19133 from its education center at 11th and Huntingdon Streets. The event will feature free food; performances by special guest artists and neighborhood children; education sessions ranging from hip hop yoga, to juggling, to stormwater management; and tours of the Hope Partnership Education Center.
The community day will begin at 9:30 am and run until 5:00 pm. Information Tables in the courtyard of Hope Partnership Education Center will include the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) Bulk Buy Program, APM Benefits Access Center, Public Health Management Corporation blood pressure testing table, Temple University medical, Philadelphia Technician Training Institute, Harcum College, and Year Up.
The mission of Hope Partnership for Education is to break the cycle of poverty through education. Hope operates a middle school (grades 5-8) and an adult school (adult basic education, GED) to serve families in North Philadelphia. The organization moved to the 11th and Huntingdon Streets location two years ago, and is hosting a community day to clean up the 6,000 square foot vacant lot diagonally across from the school, and take the first steps to transform it into a community garden that students and the neighboring community can enjoy.
Other goals for the community day include raising visibility and clarifying the scope of services Hope offers to its new neighborhood, as well as inviting or neighbors to send their children to Hope’s middle school and apply themselves for the adult basic education and GED preparation programs. Hope will also showcase and celebrate the talents of the neighborhood children and teens.
Director of Strategic Partnerships