Urban Hope Inc. was formed to rescue and uplift children, teens and youth in the West Brighton community (North Shore of Staten Island) from a cycle of generational physical and emotional abuse, neglect, poverty, and lack of parental oversight and care resulting in risky social behaviors and poor academic performance. We want to help the children and teens through our After-school program, Arts/Crafts/Music programs, six-week Summer Camp, Street Leadership Ministry (teen leadership development through paid internship and training programs), Workforce Development Centre (using a Basketball League and VISION TOURS as a Connect Point) to develop youth academically, socially, spiritually, and in leadership. In addition, we want to be a catalyst, resource, and partner to other local churches throughout the nation, with a focus on NYC, to help them do the same in each of their respective communities.
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Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Our volunteers are passionate and committed to building deep relationships with students to support them with homework help, tutoring and mentoring.
Creativity From Our Volunteers
Volunteers also come up with fun activities with youth such as cooking classes, music lessons, and arts and crafts.
Training And Consulting
Urban Hope staff has participated in HFNY facilitated trainings on supervisory relationships, communications, and volunteer management best practices to promote organizational effectiveness and sustainability.


Oct 10.06.2017
Staten Island, known as the “forgotten borough,” is actually the wealthiest of the five boroughs, boasting the highest median household income. Last year, it also had the highest rate of overdose deaths in the city, at 31.8 per 100,000 adults. Learn more about the community and how you can pray.
Sep 09.26.2017
In the next 10 years, we plan to incubate new non-profits to holistically serve our city, activate New York churches to love their neighbors in need, and unite New Yorkers to provide solutions to poverty.
Sep 09.13.2017
It has been breathtaking to experience Jesus’ heart for West Brighton, a broken and forgotten corner of the “forgotten borough,” and the strength and beauty of our neighbors who loved and served this community long before we arrived.