This summer I had the opportunity to participate in the Summer Service Fellowship at Rhodes College. Sixteen students were chosen to spend our time doing service all around Memphis at various nonprofits.
At Hope House, we believe in celebrating. From birthdays to holidays to any day, we love taking the time to appreciate the good things that come our way.
When Hope House initially began over 20 years ago, our aim was to provide support specifically to the mothers living with HIV by providing daycare and social services.
Monday afternoon held a special surprise for the employees of Hope House. As the scents of savory wings and sweet barbecue ribs wafted through our beloved blue house, clients called for all the staff to make their way to the support group room.
Poverty is not a new crisis in the United States. When President Lyndon B. Johnson initially announced his campaign for a "War on Poverty" in 1964, the national poverty rate had risen to an alarming 19%.
If you've been around Hope House or the field of education for any amount of time, you have heard the familiar explanation of the importance of early childhood education.
When Hope House provides services to clients, our goal is not merely a transaction, but a relationship.
Maya Angelou wrote that "the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."