- The Sisters of Mercy and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus meet to discuss the dream that becomes Hope Partnership for Education.
- B. J. Cassin Foundation provides grant to support a feasibility study.
- Planning committee and task forces are formed.
- Hope Partnership for Education is incorporated.
- Sister Rose Martin, RSM, Executive Director, and Sister Carol Ann Knight, SHCJ, Director of Educational Programs, move into office space in Eastern North Philadelphia.
- The Board of Incorporators holds its first official meeting.
- The after-school program begins in rented space in APM Catering Hall at 7th and Dauphin.
- A 75,000-square-foot property is obtained through the City of Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative and is designated the future home of the Hope Partnership for Education.
- The Board of Trustees meets for the first time and forms a number of committees, including a site/government, finance, program, design, community advisory, development, and mission/board affairs.
- Hope Partnership for Education receives status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
- Monthly adult education offerings begin.
- The Strategic Business Plan is developed.
- First middle school class begins in rented space at the R. W. Brown Community Center.
- Adult Basic Education and GED Classes begin.
- First eighth-grade graduation is held.
- Graduate Support Program begins.
- An art teacher, a music teacher, and a physical education instructor are hired part-time to enhance the Hope Partnership educational experience.
- Hope Partnership has a full complement of students from grades 5 through 8, and a graduate support program for students from grades 9 through 12.
- The first class of Hope Partnership students, who entered Hope in 2004, graduate from high school.
- Hope Partnership celebrates its 10th anniversary with a dinner gala honoring volunteers Rose Gray and Karen Rowley.
- Hope Partnership for Education moves to its new home, a 28,000 sq. ft. building in the Fairhill neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The building was formerly owned and operated by the Salvation Army.
- Hope Partnership welcomes the Fairhill PAL Center to Hope’s gymnasium.