“When you look at the mural program, you have different people having to negotiate, having to problem solve, having to figure out what is going to be the center of the image, where are we going to place it…so they run it. They come up with the ideas, so when we sit down, they come up with the curriculum, they come up with the agenda, they order the paint, they go to the businesses. The fact that I’m standing here, and not doing anything, and that they’re doing the work is a testament to what we talk about in terms of building and developing leadership.”
Hope has lasted through neighborhood devastation and disinvestment, believed in possibility, and created a working model for change.
Hope Community Garden. Photo: Bruce Silcox
Real Estate Development and Community Spaces
Hope Community exists today because we saw opportunity where others had given up. Hope’s development and renovation of affordable housing and related public spaces lift up our revitalization principles. More
Buildings alone do not make community. People must build a community. Hundreds of people each year are involved in youth and family activities, leadership and organizing, art and community projects, learning opportunities and community and cultural events.Our goal is to impact the larger community, so opportunities are not limited to Hope’s tenants. More