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Community Hope Of Delaware Incorporated

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Philanthropy, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: Provide for youth sports and mentoring, assist and restore families and persons in crisis, sponsor positive speakers and entertainment, and provide character-building education and training programs for youth and adults.

Programs: - provide and maintain recreational facilities for kids ages 5 to 15. In 2008, installed and since maintain baseball and soccer fields on licensed lands, used by more than 500 children in community leagues. - provide a discount thrift sales facility to train and employ disadvantaged, low income, physically handicapped, the formerly incarcerated, abused women, single mothers and the elderly. - donate food, clothing, bedding and furniture to several organizations serving homeless groups from philadelphia to baltimore. - provide jobs training for 15-20 autistic youth weekly in a partnership with the brennen school for autism and delaware christina school district. - provide character-building events and seminars for youth and adults. - through community hope/newark performing arts, provide group instrument training for low income children; instructors hired through university of delaware. - in 2010, opened raising hope childcare center, delaware licensed pre- school for low-income families, ages 18 mos to 5 years.

provide character-building education and training programs for youth and adults. Through newark performing arts, provide musical training in instruments and dance to low income children. Quality instructors are hired through the university of delaware. In september 2010, opened delaware bible college with 32 students. Instructors are accredited pastors from 9 different area churches and ministries.

in 2010, opened raising hope childcare center, a delaware licensed center offering pre-school education at reduced rates to low-income families.

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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.