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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Children & Youth, Performing Arts, Support, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Hope Stone, Inc. unlocks the innate creativity of young people and adults through our arts outreach programs with a vision of art for all.

Target demographics: Hope Stone, Inc. believes in art for all, we believe Brilliant Art = Brilliant Minds

Direct beneficiaries per year: We work with 700 students ages 2-95 yrs, and perform each year to over 3000 students, some seeing live dance/theater for the first time

Geographic areas served: Greater Houston, Throughout Texas

Programs: Hope Stone’s mission is to unlock the innate creativity of young people and adults through our arts outreach programs with a vision of art for all. We are an organization dedicated to nurturing the creative side of children and adults through the positive, empowering experience of the arts. At Hope Stone we believe in Mindfulness Arts Education and are dedicated to this concept in all aspects of our work in the community. Founded in 1997 by its current President & CEO, Jane Weiner, Hope Stone conveys the intrinsic value of the arts through education programs tailored to suit the needs of specific populations of children and adults. Our children’s program (Hope Stone Kids) reaches out to students in a variety of school settings, using highly skilled artists from the artistic disciplines of music, dance, and theater. Hope Stone’s professional dance company (Hope Stone Dance) stages compelling and accessible new works that challenge, entertain, and educate audiences. Recently, Hope Stone has successfully adapted the time-tested methods used in its youth programming to create an arts outreach program for special populations (The Hope Project).

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Ashley158

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hope Stone reaches hundreds of children a year with mindful arts education taught by passionate, seasoned professional artists in multiple disciplines. The instructors teach love, respect, self discipline, and countless other invaluable life skills while providing the highest quality instruction. The joy of a Hope Stone classroom is indescribable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone is a wonderful place to dance, act, move, laugh, and cry - you can be your true self. The organization offers classes for children and adults (even seasoned adults) as well as providing rehearsal space and housing an awesome dance company.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Quality instruction reaching children who otherwise wouldn't be exposed to the arts is what I love about Hope Stone. The children are exposed to a creative environment that takes pride in teaching expression of one's self through dance. Jane's high energy level is definitely contageous!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone's Kid's Play Gala had 60 kids on stage for 60 minutes to a sold-out audience! Hope Stone Rocks!!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone provides an amazing space as well as amazing teachers to help transform children's lives! I have been witness to the maturing, increase in self-esteem, and overall happiness of the children that go to Hope Stone and work with the instructors there. The amount of love Jane and her staff have for these children and adolescents is incredible! Thanks so much Hope Stone for transforming my life!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past six months I have been working as an intern at Hope Stone Inc. and I feel so blessed to have found the opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization. At Hope Stone, the people are warm, caring, passionate and incredibly hard working. From the very first day I began helping out, I felt welcomed and enthusiastic to begin helping out. It's so wonderful to know that an organization like Hope Stone exists to bring the arts to kids in the Houston Area, while supporting dancers and creating/presenting beautiful dances with the company.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been part of the Hope Stone family for several years now, and feel blessed to have these wonderful people and this amazing organization in my life.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jane Weiner had a vision to bring arts to both at risk children and the community at large. Hope Stone reaches out to young children as well as troubled teens. I was involved with the yoga program for teens. It was amazing to watch them come out of their shells. The classes benefit young children as well. But Hope Stone also performs original dance material, filling a much needed gap in Houston's arts horizon.Thank you Jane, and Anell, her amazing sidekick who makes it all happen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone Inc provides a wonderful atmosphere for young peaple to explore the arts in their after school program as well as providing an assortment of adult classes in dance and fitness. Hope Stone Inc also takes the art of dance to schools within the community. I especially appreciate their work with the young people at Krouse Children's Center. They are enriching their lives by introducing them to the art of dance. Keep up the good work and hope that you may grow to touch the lives of more young people in our community.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jane asked me to join the Hope Stone family about 12 years ago and here I sit today. That in itself should say enough!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone Inc is a combination of dance, overall wellness, spreading of art, community, and goodness. I have been involved with Hope Stone since 2004 and have loved every second. I have taken dance class, been involved behind the scenes and dance performances, seen performances, volunteered, interned at the office and continue to promote the goals of the organization. Not only does Hope Stone offer dance class, Hope promotes growth through dance and community awareness. By sharing the word to the young, those at risk of life without art, Hope Stone spreads the power of movement one person at a time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone is an amazing organization dedicated to helping promote the arts for young people. As an educator at the Aldine Independent School District, Hope Stone arranged for free concert tickets to it's annual performance. Many of these students had never seen a professional dance performance. Staff from Hope Stone also came to teach at the school's summer intensive, and welcomed these students to Master Classes held at the Hope Stone Studio. Ms. Jane Weiner's capacity to share her art and vision, and welcome all to her facility make this organization unique in it's outreach. Several of the students who attended these events are currently dancing at the college level, and have been inspired and motivated by vision and power of Hope Stone Inc, and it's director.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hope Stone and Jane Weiner have had a positive influence on my career and artisitc direction. This unique organization helps each child mold into a strong and creative individual. I want to be just like HOPE STONE!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every experience I've had with Hope Stone has been fantastic. Their adult classes are excellent and the work they do with under served children is amazing. Director Jane Weiner has a clear vision of an arts center that welcomes everyone to learn.