As a nonprofit, community development corporation, we are developing programs to help revitalize disenfranchised neighborhoods and give residents the opportunity to not only take advantage of the resources we offer, but to also become involved in the solution.
House of Hope CDC opened its doors in 2016 to address the needs of Charlotte, NC, a city where impoverished neighborhoods lie in the shadows of communities of affluence. While Charlotte has recently emerged as an economic powerhouse that yields one of the highest personal income levels in the state, the city’s racial, educational and economic divides have left many residents who live in the poorer neighborhoods unable to share in the city’s remarkable progress. As a nonprofit, community development corporation, we are developing programs to help revitalize disenfranchised neighborhoods and give residents the opportunity to not only take advantage of the resources we offer, but to also become involved in the solution so that new hope can be infused in the lives of those who have so much to contribute to our communities.
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What We Do
Why do we serve? Because we have identified some critical needs within our community and we've decided we can help!
Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering and service is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons many Americans participate in serving.
Why do we believe education is important in everyone's life?
We believe imparting knowledge into all mankind is critical to their decision-making skills, how they view life and be able to manage life with a positive perspective. We do believe if individuals know better, they will do better! Educating starts early and we've deemed early childhood development is critical to the emotional, social and physical development of young children and has a direct effect on their overall development. It also affects the type of adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.
Youth empowerment is the outcome by which youth, as change agents, gain the skills to impact their own lives and lives of others, organizations and communities.
We help develop youth and young adults in work that challenges them to develop skills, gain awareness, and participate in opportunities that are necessary for creating change.
Food/Nutrition (Fighting Hunger)
It is our goal to provide emergency food to individuals and families once a month, or sooner if extreme circumstances dictate otherwise. The emergency food is of a non-perishable (canned good items) nature.
North Carolina has one the highest percentages in the United States of children under 18 years of age who are food insecure on a regular basis: in N.C. almost 1 in 4. (24.6%)
About 187,000 people were “food insecure” in Mecklenburg County in 2016, meaning they did not always have access to adequate food.
Having hope propels us to achieve our dreams and drives us forward toward our pursuits. It also keeps us afloat when everything seems to go wrong when we feel that we're drowning.
Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel, the northern star by which we navigate our lives through trials and difficulties towards our dreams of a better tomorrow.