On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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“ I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important.” Marian Wright Edelman
The mission of the Hope Fund is to impact and positively influence African American youth in the Jackson, Mississippi area thru education, empowerment, mentoring, and financial support .
“ Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver
The Hope Fund Realizes the need to provide vital support to local agencies aimed at empowering our youth. With collective efforts the Hope Fund will help Renew the perception of African American philanthropy and Replenish resources to promote the sustainability of much needed effective youth programs.
Hope fund GOAl 1
“ BRIDGE BUILDERS”
Hope fund goal 2
“ HEIGHTEN AWARENESS”
Hope fund goal 3
“ RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS”
Hope fund goal 4
“ FINANCE PROVIDER”
Hope fund goal 5
“ CIVIC ENGAGEMENT”
Hope fund goal 6
“ CREATE CHANGE”
“ I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.” OPRAH WINFREY
“ I want the world to be different because I was here. However lofty or crazy or delusional that may sound, I want people's lives to be better because I was here.” WILL SMITH
I believe we hold in our hands the power once again to shape not only our own but the nation's future -- a future that is based on developing an agenda that radically challenges limitations in our economic development, educational achievement and political empowerment. Undoubtedly, African-Americans will have an integral role to play, although our path ahead will continue to be complex and difficult. Dorothy Height
"I n a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to believe. In a world filled with hate, WE MUST DARE TO HOPE.” MICHAEL JACKSON