Our 2020 Annual Report is a representation of a year that pulled this community together in unexpected ways. It is an honor share our stories of energy, spirit, recovery, and resilience, made possible by each and every one you. Your generosity, your advocacy, your trust, and your dedication to community is what keeps Hope strong.
Thank you for being a part of our Hope family, and for your hand in creating resiliency in community.
With profound gratitude,
Shannon Smith Jones
Since mid-March, Hope’s staff has been working from home. We are adjusting our work and overcoming the challenges presented, and though our work today looks much different than it has during our previous 42 years, we are still fulfilling our mission each day. We are highlighting our staff members so you can hear from us how we fulfill our mission in today’s world! You’ll hear what our work looks like, what challenges we’re overcoming, what updates we have, and our plans moving forward. Thank you for joining us!
Youth & Family Engagement
Parks & Power Team
Please enjoy our Year End Newsletter to read about our resilient dreams, responsive actions, and big impacts as doers in 2020. We’re so grateful to have been in community with you all this year, and appreciate you for keeping Hope strong!
December 1, 2015
Feed the Roots is a two-year Hope Community Listening Project that involved more than 400 Phillips Community residents in dialogues about food, land, health, culture, and justice. This project continued Hope’s tradition of community dialogues around powerful questions, lifting up community voices to guide Hope’s work with and for the community.
January 1, 2008
Hope has become known for our Community Listening which has involved over 1,500 people in community dialogues. Community Listening emphasizes the importance of relationships and partnerships and it allows us to translate voices into action and better harness the collective power of people for change.
Hope SPEAC youth leaders
January 1, 2008
Hope youth leaders ventured into the community surrounding Hope in search of organizations and institutions that played vital roles in young people’s daily lives. They went to churches, schools, parks, shelter, and libraries. They talked to program coordinators, teachers and students. Through their work and commitment, SPEAC leaders brought small groups of youth together to dialogue about their dreams, challenges and fears.
Mary Keefe, Hope Community
May 1, 2005
Hope Community Listening Report
April 1, 2001
In about 30 dialogues, over 300 people – youth, adults, elders, people from diverse culture traditions – discussed the meanings, pride and struggles they experience in their communities and neighborhoods.
July 20, 2015
Hope staff member Chaka Mkali and participants of the Power of Vision Mural Program were featured in TPT’s weekly arts series “MN Original”, celebrating Minnesota’s creative community.
February 19, 2012
This is an excerpt from Homes for All, an in-depth look at current issues around affordable housing and the vast need for sustainable housing choices. Hope Community was one of three housing organizations profiled in this hour-long documentary. Co-produced with MN Housing Partnership.
December 15, 2011
Four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners were selected from around the nation and posted on the PBS art blog. Chaka M’kali of Hope Community was one of them. TPT’s Minnesota Original profiled M’kali’s murals, which he uses to tell stories that speak to the community, begin public discourse and inspire hope.