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.
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!
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.