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Enjoy our Fall 2018 Newsletter

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Our 2018 Fall Newsletter is here!

Celebrating 15 years of the Power of Vision mural project

 

For more than a decade, art has been an important community building tool
in Hope’s place keeping and leadership development work. Within our Art,
Policy, and Power program, the Power of Vision (POV) mural project (est.
2004) has been a space for youth and adults to create murals that reflect
community, convey understanding and embody hope. The POV project
allows local emerging artists in our community to learn from mentors and
create public art reflective of their own vision of their community, while
building art skills, leadership, and relationships.

 

As Hope’s mission expands and our next chapter unfolds, the history of creating
Power Spaces remains a part of our core. POV exemplifies this by creating a
space for youth to explore arts in a new way—knowing they are at the center
and that their voices will be driving the narrative of the final mural—visible in
their own city. The POV project, like all our work, is part of our overall
strategy of Place Keeping—a development and engagement approach that
recognizes, amplifies, and leverages the stories, practices, and collective
assets already found within the neighborhood and the community.

 

Your investment in Hope is an investment in the power of community. Hope’s approach is to build on the existing power of community and to focus our work on what we hear from community. It is intentional, complex, and strategic and creates space where people can be part of a community where they can connect with others, learn together, and build the future they want to see.

 

We are grateful for your belief in, and generous support of our work.

Click Here to View Our 2018 Fall Newsletter (pdf)

 

Please Enjoy our 2017 Annual Report!

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Our 2017 Annual Report celebrates our 40 years of building power spaces, while highlighting what we have done and what we’ve learned about our work over time: it’s not what we do that makes us successful, it’s how we do it.

 

Click here to read or print our 2017 Annual Report

Thank you to our community of supporters. Together, we are building a stronger community, city & future. 

 

Eager to share Hope with your friends? Watch our video and share it with those you care about. Donate or become a monthly Sustainer today!

Thank you,
Shannon Smith Jones

Here’s to Another 40 Years of Hope!

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What a day!

 

The Staff and Board of Hope Community are so appreciative to all who joined us on Saturday, May 19th, for our final 40th Anniversary Event!

Joined by over 150 of our community of residents, program participants, funders, donors and partners, we explored Hope’s Campus, connected with some of the many people who have shaped Hope over the last 40 years, and built new relationships as we enter a new era.

During our 40th Anniversary Open House, we were honored to unveil our newest video in our #40Stories of Hope Campaign. This story embodies the legacy of Hope & our commitment to our community. If you missed the program, or just want to see the wonderful video again, you can find it below! A very special thank you to our friends at Line Break Media for producing this powerful piece.

 

 

Here’s to Another 40 Years of Hope!!

Our 2016 Annual Report is Here

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Our 2016 Annual Report lifts up what we have done and what we have learned about our work over time: it’s not what we do that makes us successful, it’s how we do it.

 

Thank you to our community of supporters. Together, we are building a stronger city.

 

Click here to read or print our 2016 Annual Report

 

Eager to share Hope with your friends? Watch our video and share it with those you care about. Donate or become a monthly sustainer today!

 

Thank you,

Shannon Smith Jones

Hope’s 40th Anniversary Event – View Your Photos

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If you had pictures taken at the “Share Your Hope Story” photo booth, you may view and download them here!

Dear Friends of Hope,

Wow – what a night. The Staff and Board of Hope Community are so appreciate to all of you who joined us last Thursday evening for our big celebration. Joined by over 250 of our friends and supporters, we shared stories, connected with some of the many people who have shaped Hope over the last 40 years, and built new relationships as we enter a new era.

There was a lot to celebrate:

  • 40 years of building community and making a difference here at Franklin and Portland Avenues; particularly the vision and leadership of Char Madigan – who founded St. Joseph’s House and has helped move the organization throughout the years – and Deanna Abbott Foster – who boldly led the organization from shelter to community development.
  • The work and legacy of Mary Keefe, whose leadership over the last 20+ years built an infrastructure and a reputation for the organization as community-connected and credible on organizing and equity.
  • And of course the arrival of our new Executive Director, Shannon Smith Jones, who is the perfect leader to take the reins at Hope as we move into the next 40 years.

We were honored to have all four of our Executive Directors share the stage and also their reflections on the legacy of the organization in our new video. If you missed the program, or just want to see the wonderful video again, you can find it HERE. A big thank you to our friends at Line Break Media for producing this video.

Also, if you shared your Hope story with us through the photo booth, please check out the link to the photos at the top of this post.

As a reminder, we’ll have more to share between now and next March about the 40th Anniversary year, so be on the lookout. But our dear Char Madigan perhaps best summed up the organization’s history in the video when she said:

“We moved from charity to justice, from guests to leaders, and from crisis management to focused community development.”

Thanks again for being part of Hope Community!

 

Hope Community Legacy Event

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Over the last 40 years, from our beginnings in St. Joseph’s House, your support has helped shape Hope Community into a treasured community asset.

Hope’s Board and Staff invite you to share in our excitement as we celebrate the beginning of Hope’s 40th Anniversary year, our remarkable achievement’s during Mary Keefe’s tenure, and our vision for the future as Shannon Jones begins her new role as Hope Community’s executive director.

As an additional way to celebrate the legacy of Hope’s many leaders across the last 40 years, we invite you to contribute to our new Founders’ Fund – a special fund to support Hope’s key initiatives and honor the tenure of Mary Keefe and Hope’s many “founders.”

Hope Community Legacy Event

Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 4:00-6:00 PM

Celebrating Hope’s 40th Anniversary and Executive Leadership Transition

Location

Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Directions and Parking

Open House

Program Begins at 4:45 PM, Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

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