BUILDING HOPE IN THE CITY

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews

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Location: 2031 West 30th Street Cleveland OH 44113 USA

Mission: Restoring the city to God by developing and linking people, communities and churches.
Results: - Graduate of Project Access, a three-year capacity building program of The Cleveland Foundation for promising new nonprofits in Northeast Ohio. - 120+ at-risk youth in weekly tutoring/literacy programs, where academic goals are set each semester. - 150+ refugees and immigrants in programs including resettlement assistance, English classes and citizenship prep courses. - The formation of a Swahili-speaking worship service among Burundian and Congolese refugees. - Work underway to plant a new church in Cleveland's Westown neighborhood in 2013. - Two annual service events that bring together nearly 700 people who each give 8+ hours of volunteer time to one of more than 40 area nonprofit organizations and urban congregations. - The recent completion of a 10-year Strategic Plan by our Board and Staff that will guide our development through 2022. - The formation of a sister organization, "Building Hope in the City - Cincinnati" which will become a separate nonprofit ministry organization in 2012.
Programs: - Volunteer and leader development initiatives. - Urban church planting and the renewal of existing city congregations. - Neighborhood-based ministries that address the educational, social, cultural and spiritual needs of city residents. - Refugee and immigrant resettlement programs and community development.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Building Hope in the City is aptly named. Not only do they work with city residents who need encouragement, jobs, training, clothing and food, but they are active in aiding immigrants and refugees. They offer mentoring, tutoring, English and citizenship classes, and health clinics. Building Hope has an extensive volunteer roster. The volunteers are all great to work with. It is easy to volunteer because there is structure to their programs. A volunteer knows what he is being asked to do. Builidng Hope offers training for their volunteers as well. Training may be specific to their job, or it may be general training about refugees or poverty. I volunteer in the English as a Second Language area. One of my students wanted to be able to speak enough English to be able to shop for groceries in an American store. One needed to know how to read a bus schedule. Building Hope helps these people and gives them hope for their future in America.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Building Hope in the City does a great job of helping a wide range of people in the greater Cleveland area and beyond. In my volunteer experience with the organization, I have helped with projects to clean and improve urban schools and a care facility for adults with disabilities. Also, we made approximately 50,000 meals that were donated to local food banks and sent to Haiti after earthquake there. The organization is very inclusive and strives to help anyone they can who is in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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