“What we’re doing here, we describe it sometimes as building power spaces and power places. The housing here is very impressive because it was an abandoned area, and there are very impressive, well designed buildings, but at the same time, we’re creating these power spaces where people can come together and help create the future of their neighborhoods. So it’s really the two of those things coming together that creates what Hope Community is.”
The power of people and place.
A Big Vision
Hope works with community residents to reclaim a one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Our Community Listening model guides our work.
Our Roots in the Neighborhood
In the mid-1990s, the Phillips neighborhood where Hope began in 1977 as a small shelter and hospitality house was hit hard by the crack cocaine epidemic. Abandoned properties, neglect and violence led to neighborhood despair. In the mid-90’s, Hope stepped up and took on a new mission .
The Future is in the People
The depth of Hope’s connection in the community is a major asset that Hope brings to neighborhood revitalization. Hope works with hundreds of diverse people every year as they create stronger lives for themselves and help lead the future of their community.