HOPE is a primarily black-served & led organization in Atlanta that helps single parents break the cycle of poverty through education. We help support social justice by ensuring our participants, who are 95% African American, are able to obtain their college degrees, thus securing future wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society. HOPE helps open the doors of access not only for the single parents we serve but also for their children, creating generational success for people of color.
The effects of racial inequality ripple throughout the U.S., specifically impacting educational opportunities. A 2018 study found that only 19% of black Americans age 25+ have a 4-year degree compared to 33% of white Americans & people of color accrue greater debt than their white counterparts. Opportunity & inequality are perpetuated through a lack of access to education. HOPE's black single parents need supportive services to ensure they can graduate & confront racial inequalities in Atlanta.
Donating to HOPE supports black lives in Atlanta, which ranks 99 out of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas in terms of single-parent income, access to community resources, & education. The lack of access to these necessary resources creates obstacles to advance racial equality in our community. By eliminating barriers to success, we give our predominately African American constituents the opportunity to secure their futures & social well-being. We address a major social justice pillar - access.
Many single parents struggle financially to provide for themselves & their children. The path forward is access to education which can have many positive effects including reductions in social inequities, discrimination, & poverty. During our 12-year history, HOPE program graduates have paid it forward by funding new HOPE participants, volunteering in their communities, & setting positive examples for their children. This is how we support black lives in our community, now and in the future.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).