Hope and a Home, Inc.

Hope and a Home's Mission is to empower low-income families with children in Washington, DC to create stable homes for themselves and to make lasting changes in their lives.
Dec 23, 2014

'Tis The Season For Reading

The Reading Road Map is Hope and a Home’s exciting new reading initiative that we began this summer in an effort to encourage more reading among our families.

The goals for the program are as follows:

  • Helping young children build reading and language skills.
  • Preparing children for success by developing early language skills.
  • Motivating teens to read and discuss literature.
  • Encouraging adults to experience the joy of reading

The children are required to complete a book form that lists information about the books they read. Once completed, each participant in recognized and rewarded with a variety of incentives. In addition to receiving incentives such as restaurant gift cards, sport memorabilia, special admissions in museums and parks, they also receive   a certificate of recognition that is presented at our monthly workshops in front of the parents and children attending.

Children are regularly requesting more book forms. We love to see this growing excitement about reading and hearing through their reports about the world that reading opens up for our Hope and a Home children.  

Hope and a Home believes that by creating strong readers, children will perform better in school,  have the skills needed to perform as productive professionals, develop financial independence and break the cycle of homelessness.

We need your help to provide funds for books for the Hope and a Home children so that they can build their own home libraries. In this season of giving please consider the gift that keeps on giving-the joy of reading.

 

                                                                                

Sep 11, 2014

Back To School

 

BACK TO SCHOOL

 

School has begun. Our children are soaring into the new school year after a summer full of camp adventures and enriching activities. Our Higher Education for All program focuses on keeping each child within our families engaged in the pursuit of higher education and other positive activities. Our Education Specialists partner with the parents to find the best possible educational settings for each individual child and advocate for specialized services when needed.

 Our children are in a variety of settings-private schools, high performing public schools, high performing public charter schools, and colleges. Our specialists follow up with classroom observations and teacher conferences to be certain that each child is getting the quality education that they deserve.

 In addition, the Mike Young Education Scholarship Fund allows parents to pursue the education and vocational training they need to support their families earn a living wage, and enhance individual potential. We currently have parents working toward degrees in teaching and child development , nursing , other medical related fields, and divinity programs.

 Volunteers get involved with our families by mentoring a child or becoming an academic tutor for children and adult students.

We believe that educational success is possible for all of our families.We are very excited about this new school year and know that we are preparing our students for wonderful futures.

May 30, 2014

Some People Chill, But Here We Don't Sit Still

Some People Chill, But Here We Don’t Sit Still

 Summer time is thought of as a time to sit back and chill, to relax and slow down. At Hope and a Home we are doing the opposite. We are revving up for action.

 The Hope and a Home children have grand plans for the summer. We have a variety of camps that children are participating in. Some will be attending enriching summer school experiences. Others will attend science and math camps, Building Museum camp, ballet camp, overnight camps, arts and music camps, a specialized diabetes camp , and much more. We want our children to be active and engaged all summer long. We look for camp experiences that will broaden and expand their world. Our staff has researched and made important connections with the camp directors so that our Hope and a Home children will have opportunities that will stimulate learning and have fun doing it. We are looking forward to an exciting summer.

 Our children are not the only ones with grand summer plans. Their parents are also on the move. We have a parent getting their LPN nursing certification, another who has graduated from college with an associate’s degree, another in an employment program that will provide the career future she is seeking, and still another who is in a medical training program that is expanding her employment horizons. We also have several parents who are positioning themselves for homeownership. Our college students have returned home for the summer with much success and with high hopes for their future.

 We are looking forward to a summer of excitement. Hope and a Home families will not be sitting still!

Please consider supporting our efforts by contributing funds toward summer camp for a child or toward a scholarship fund for our returning college students.

Some People Chill, But Here We Don’t Sit Still

Summer time is thought of as a time to sit back and chill, to relax and slow down. At Hope and a Home we are doing the opposite. We are revving up for action.

The Hope and a Home children have grand plans for the summer. We have a variety of camps that children are participating in. Some will be attending enriching summer school experiences. Others will attend science and math camps, Building Museum camp, ballet camp, overnight camps, arts and music camps, a specialized diabetes camp , and much more. We want our children to be active and engaged all summer long. We look for camp experiences that will broaden and expand their world. Our staff has researched and made important connections with the camp directors so that our Hope and a Home children will have opportunities that will stimulate learning and have fun doing it. We are looking forward to an exciting summer.

Our children are not the only ones with grand summer plans. Their parents are also on the move. We have a parent getting their LPN nursing certification, another who has graduated from college with an associate’s degree, another in an employment program that will provide the career future she is seeking, another is in a medical training program that is expanding her employment horizons. We also have several parents who are positioning themselves for homeownership. Our college students have returned home for the summer with much success and with high hopes for their future.

We are looking forward to a summer of excitement. Hope and a Home families will not be sitting still!

Please consider supporting our efforts by contributing funds toward summer camp for a child or toward a scholarship fund for our returning college students.

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