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There are so many “different” things happening this year for Hope Partnership middle school students. They are having temperatures taken when arriving at school and fifth and sixth graders are using a different entrance than seventh and eighth graders. Everyone is wearing a mask...

Adult Ed just recently finished its second session and has launched into its third. The program has been making the best of remote learning using Zoom classes, supplemented by online learning software. But that doesn’t mean that all the learning is high-tech! First off, the...

In Philadelphia, the high school application process is similar to applying to college. These days, high school applications can include a personal essay, “shadow” days, multiple interviews, and of course, entrance exams. If you are overwhelmed by all of this, imagine how eighth graders feel! The...

From S. Rose Martin Where to situate Hope in 2021 is the challenge facing all of us as we close out 2020 and look toward the future. My vantage point revolves around the resiliency and kindness of our students and teachers. Some words from our middle schoolers...

While COVID has disrupted many things, high school placement and admissions continues.  Each Thursday, Ms. Holiday and Ms. Fox, together, hold a High School Placement class covering topics that prepare our Hope students for their transition into high school.  So far this year, they have completed...

Hope Partnership serves as a polling place for the Fairhill neighborhood in North Philadelphia. This year, our alumni were uniquely involved in the “Get Out the Vote” effort. Hope’s graduate support program partnered with a local organization, Ones Up, to provide a fellowship for 10 graduates....

We thought that you might be interested in what is happening at Hope Partnership as we begin the 2020-21 school year. Our middle school staff returned on August 25th to begin preparing for a hybrid model of education for 5th through 8th grades, beginning on...

What a surprise to receive a phone call from our friends at Perform Rx asking if we had “any little thing” that they could help with as we prepared to re-open. These folks are faithful friends of Hope. They arrived on a Friday morning in...

Make sure to mark Friday, October 23rd in your calendars for Hope’s VIRTUAL Annual FriendRaiser, “The Vision of Hope.” The location might have changed, but the event has not! Empowerment through Education is our mission and we hope to celebrate the work with you on this...