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Upcoming Event:
Follow the Roadrunner to a Healthier Life 1K/5K Walk Run - Saturday September, 06 2014

 

Statement of Purpose: HOPE Center is a 52-year-old, 501(c)3 community-based non-profit agency focusing on Early Childhood Education and Care and Vocational Training for adults with developmental disabilities. We provide a high quality and nationally accredited service to children who are at-risk, children with developmental disabilities/delays and inner city children who are gifted. Many of the children we serve are from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Address: 3400 Elizabeth St, Denver CO 80205
Phone Number: 303.388.4801
Fax: 303.388.0249
Email Address: gghope@comcast.net
Web Site: www.hopecenterinc.org

 

Number of Employees: 28
Full Time Volunteers: 40
Part-Time Volunteers: 30

 

 

Executive Committee: C.T. Smith, Chairperson; Sid Davidson, Vice Chairperson; Jon Hanson, Treasurer; Gerri Gomez Howard, Janell Lindsey
Director(s): Gerie Grimes, President/CEO
Key Personnel: Cassandra Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Jackie Long, Dean of Students, Bruce Duran, Development Director, Otis Preston, Vocational Program Coordinator

 

Founded: 1962
Community Served: Denver

 

Ongoing Projects: **(1) EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE, 3400 Elizabeth St, Denver. This program serves over 200 children ages 2½ - 8 years; many are from lower socio-economic backgrounds. This includes an Integrative Child Care program from 6:30 A.M to 6:00P.M. Our preschool programs include a year-round preschool for children with developmental disabilities/delays; a Colorado Preschool Program for children who are at-risk, e.g., they may have language delays or have other social-economic risk factors; and HOPE Academy for Gifted Children which offers preschool and kindergarten classes along with a 5-week math and science summer camp. ** ( 2) VOCATIONAL PROGRAM, 3475 Holly St, Denver. This program helps over 40 adults with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence through training in basic living skills and vocational training in our work activities to identify and develop appropriate skills and habits necessary to maximize their fullest potential.

 

 

Accomplishments: HOPE Center has entered its 51st year of service as a community agency based in the Heart of Denver. In existence since 1962 providing quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) for children from all backgrounds and Vocational services to adults with developmental disabilities. Nationally accredited since 1984 and an ECE program with a 4-Star Qualistar rating for over 10 years, the agency’s programs have benefited from servicing around 50,000 combined families, community members and individuals in its lifetime. HOPE Center attributes its success to highly skilled staff, teachers with degrees specializing in Early Childhood Education, committed families and extended community partners. One of HOPE Center’s Community Partners, Mile High United Way, featured a five year old student from HOPE Center in an article about MHUW’s School Readiness Initiative. Another highlight featured HOPE Center in the Denver Post titled “School lays foundation for youngsters”. These stories and many others illustrate the reason why HOPE Center has 50,000 Lights of HOPE to celebrate.

 

Previous Event Coverage:

March 09, 2013 HOPE Center's 8th Annual Million Lights of Hope
March 10, 2012 Hope Center's 7th Annual Fundraising Event Million Lights of HOPE...Vintage Vegas Casino Night
September 10, 2011 The HOPE Center's First Big Run!
March 12, 2011 Hope Center's Vintage Vegas Casino Night
March 13, 2010 HOPE Center Lights The Streets of Downtown Denver
March 14, 2009 HOPE Center Goes Green for a Good Cause
March 08, 2008 HOPE Center: Vintage Vegas Comes to Denver Again and Again
March 31, 2007 HOPE Center Has Been Dealt Four Aces!
March 04, 2006 "Get Lucky for a Good Cause" at HOPE Center's Vintage Vegas
March 01, 2005 Ray of HOPE Dinner at Zengo's
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