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.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
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.
This year's Spring Benefit was the first one we've held in person since 2019! We loved celebrating community with everyone together in one room.
Grantmaking is one of the four cornerstones of our model (which also includes volunteer mobilization, capacity building, and collaborative networks). Every June, we give Direct grants to many of our affiliates so they can plan their programs for the coming year.
This year, we launched a few fitness and fundraising program called the Miles of Hope Challenge! Starting in March, our network was encouraged to run, bike, walk, etc., between affiliate sites across our city!