“It’s such a successful community project. It’s really important to support it. Its effect is far reaching, I mean, look at it! It’s on two major crossroads-Portland and Franklin. The positive things it is doing is spreading. And if it were to degrade back to what it had been, that would spread also. As far as urban development goes, it’s a brilliant example of what can be done. And it has to be maintained.”
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.