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Quick Facts
Wishlist:

• Agency van or small bus
• Academic Scholarships
• Computers and software
• Backpacks & school supplies
(notebook paper, pencils, pens,
folders, 3 ring notebooks)
• Arts/crafts supplies (beads, paint,
yarn, foam, popsicle sticks, feathers,
billboard supplies)
• Gift Cards (clothing, shoes,
miscellaneous youth needs,
movies, youth activities, etc.)
• African American
Barbie Dolls/Baby dolls
• Footballs and basketballs
• Lego’s, model cars,
remote control cars
• Board games, card games,
educational games
• Bikes
• Blankets and hygiene products

Hope Center for Kids

Essential Information

Contact NameAlysia Coit, Volunteer Coordinator
Address 2200 N. 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone402-341-4673
Website URL www.hopecenterforkids.com

Mission: The Hope Center for Kids strives to break the cycle of hopelessness by providing tangible hope to Omaha's inner city youth and children through faith, education, employment and collaboration.


FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, the Hope Center for Kids has served the youth in Omaha’s inner-city community. Hope Center programs empower youth, ages 5-19, to overcome obstacles in the classroom, on the street and in the workplace. The focus has evolved from being an afterschool, drop-in center to acoordinated program that equips youth for success through faith, education, and employment.


Recent statistics reveal the alarming disparity between graduation rates in North Omaha compared to other parts of the city. The Hope Center addresses the basic needs of youth and prepares them to become active participants in their community. The Hope Center

staff is committed to being a part of the solution by:



  • Meeting kids’ immediate needs. We serve daily, nutritious meals through our Kids Café. These balanced meals and healthy snacks give kids the energy and nutrients they need to participate and perform at their best.

  • Equipping youth to make informed lifestyle choices. Daily life skills instruction teaches skills such as self-esteem, personal responsibility, making healthy decisions and effective problem solving. Hope Center programs help kids realize their full potential and identify their individual strengths through the Gallup Strength Finders curriculum. This program encourages youth to maximize their personal strengths when pursuing goals.

  • Preparing youth for academic success. Education and employment programs give youth a protected place to succeed academically. The Hope Center partners with parents and schools to monitor grades and promote progress. We assist teens in ACT/SAT preparation, scholarship research and college applications.

  • Preparing youth for the future through employment skills and job training. In addition to pursuing higher education, the Hope Center offers intensive employment skills development as well as on-the-job training. This program teaches youth how to attain and maintain a job.



     


Giving Opportunities:


Time for Hope: Volunteering your time at the Hope Center will change your life as much as it will the children you are helping! Opportunities such as tutoring, mentoring, employment coaching and serving meals are an investment that will help us reach more youth in need of Hope.


Talent for Hope: It takes many talents to ensure success for the hundreds of youth served at the Hope Center. A few key talents needed are leadership skills on our Board of Directors, planning skills on the Hope Center Guild for youth activities and events, and those who have specialized talents with maintenance, cooking and lawn care.


Treasure for Hope: If you would like to be a part of giving children hope, there are many ways you can help a child. You may make a one-time gift, start a monthly pledge, attend an event or leave a legacy through a planned gift. Please call the Hope Center or consult a professional for more information. Every gift helps change the life of a child.

 


IN 2009 THE HOPE CENTER:



  • Served 1,000 youth…

  • Served 20,000 meals…

  • Provided 25,000 hours of tutoring and educational support…

  • Provided 8,000 hours of paid employment…

  • Graduated 90% of high school seniors*

         *compared to the state-wide average of 47% for African American youth…

  • Celebrated 81% of Hope youth going on to college!




Providing Solutions for Community Problems: Child Abuse • Domestic Violence • Juvenile Delinquency • Poverty & Homelessness • Early Childhood Education • Addictions • Mental Health • Neighborhood Enrichment


When life improves for one of us, life improves for all of us. We all matter.


 

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Additional Information

Mission Statement: The mission of the Hope Center for Kids is to break the cycle of hopelessness by providing tangible hope 
for Omaha’s inner-city youth through faith, education, employment and collaboration.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Hope Center for Kids is to break the cycle of hopelessness by providing tangible hope for Omaha’s inner-city youth through faith, education, employment and collaboration.

The Hope Center for Kids has served the youth in Omaha’s inner city community. Hope Center programs empower youth, ages 5-19, to overcome obstacles in the classroom, on the street and in the workplace. The focus has evolved from being an afterschool, drop-in center to a coordinated program that equips youth for success through faith, education, and employment.

The Hope Center for Kids has served the youth in Omaha’s inner city community. Hope Center programs empower youth, ages 5-19, to overcome obstacles in the classroom, on the street and in the workplace. The focus has evolved from being an afterschool, drop-in center to a coordinated program that equips youth for success through faith, education, and employment.

Recent statistics reveal the alarming disparity between graduation rates in North Omaha compared to other parts of the city.  The Hope Center addresses the basic needs of youth and prepares them to become active participants in their community. The Hope Center staff is committed to being a part of the solution through many activities.

Recent statistics reveal the alarming disparity between graduation rates in North Omaha compared to other parts of the city. The Hope Center addresses the basic needs of youth and prepares them to become active participants in their community. The Hope Center staff is committed to being a part of the solution through many activities.