H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Prepare for Eternity) Ministries, Inc., is a non-profit community development service organization. Established in 1992, the organization served the Reynoldstown community primarily. In March of 1993, H.O.P.E. was granted federal tax-exempt status under Section 501© 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Georgia tax-exempt status was acquired December of the same year. In August 2007, H.O.P.E. Ministries, Inc. relocated to its current office at Community Bible Chapel located at 1430 Bouldercrest Rd. Atlanta, GA 30316.
From 2004-2008 H.O.P.E. Ministries, Inc. operated an after school tutorial program in partnership with Charles Drew Charter School in the East Lake Community of Atlanta, GA. We served approximately 60 students throughout the school year, spanning grades K-5, by providing them with daily homework assistance, tutoring in mathematics and language arts, and teaching a character development program known as Character First. This program emphasized 9 character builders that were taught by definition, illustration, and application. Our program operated Tuesday through Friday, from 4pm-6pm on the campus of Drew Charter School.
During the summer of 2008, we also operated Camp H.O.P.E., an eight week summer day camp program for children ages 5-14 at Community Bible Chapel. Seventeen children participated in this program. Children were provided free breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily, received academic enrichment in math and language arts, had daily devotions, went on weekly field trips, and participated in a variety of recreational activities.
At the start of the 2008-09 school year, H.O.P.E. Ministries partnered with a new non-profit, The I.M.A.G.E. Programs, serving children in the Edgewood Court community in Atlanta, GA through our satellite character education program. Through this partnership we served 25 children ages 6-14 years old, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6pm. In February 2009, our character education program expanded again as we partnered with International Community School in Stone Mountain, GA to bring character education to their 5th and 6th grade students each Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. At this site, we served approximately 100 students.
In 2010 H.O.P.E. Preparatory Group emerged to provide full-day home school services for students in grades K-8 on our site at Community Bible Chapel. We are partners with our local school system and parents in educating our young people so they can grow up to be productive and positive citizens in their communities. Our program not only offers a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, but also affords children the opportunity to sharpen their skills in basic education, coping, and moral excellence. For the past seventeen years, H.O.P.E. Ministries, Inc. has remained committed to not only the building and rebuilding of lives, but also committed to developing youth who are academically and morally strong in their local communities.