COMMUNITY HOPE OF DELAWARE INCORPORATED
February 8, 2010
Community Hope of Delaware was established in 2003, and was formally recognized as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) in June, 2006. Its board is composed of business and civic leaders and has served the Newark, DE community well in its short history.
- It has helped develop licensed Amtrak land and build soccer and baseball fields in a partnership with Community Athletic Assn for use by more than 1000 kids, ages 5-15.
- It has trained more than 40 care-givers for people in crisis through the Stephen Ministries program.
-It runs a discount store making food and household goods available to low-income familes at reduced prices.
- This store also trains 12-15 autistic people/week in a partnership with the Christina (DE) School District.
-It donates food to help prepare two meals/week (plus clothing and bedding) for the homeless in Wilmington, DE.
- It has opened a performing arts school and hires instructors from the University of Delaware to teach low-income children group lessons in violin, guitar, percussion, dance and drama.
- it operates Project Crossroad, a program to reach at-risk youth with pointed mentoring in detention centers, middle and high schools.
- In February, 2010 it will open Raising Hope Childcare Center, with pre-school instruction at affordable rates for low-income families.
-More projects are planned to further "strengthen families" as funding and opportunities become available.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
People in crisis being mentored by care-givers who help them through difficult periods.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I do help run this organization, and know that we need to put guidelines in place more rapidly as we deal with greater varieties of people and needs.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The areas of service have expanded far more rapidly than anyone would have predicted.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Wonderful, and anxious to be productive in service to others.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Attract people with greater experience who could better identify the best use of resources and meet more needs.
Ways to make it better...
More people were willing to be care-givers
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
There are so many needs, and we are still small and limited.
One thing I'd also say is that...
This organization has grown not because of what the leaders have done, but because of miracles of God that have opened doors all along the way
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Helpl coordinate funding and activities.