Mission and Vision
The H.O.P.E. Project is an information technology ("I.T.") training program dedicated to providing technical training and development for young adults. Our I.T. training program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Helpdesk and Application Support Professionals.
The H.O.P.E. Project mission is to empower young adults to reach their potential by providing a comprehensive information technology training program, designed for students ages 17-35. The H.O.P.E. Project offers these services in a diverse and caring environment. We are helping many, one by one through dynamic programming, responsive to the needs of our communities. The H.O.P.E. Project is committed to helping young adults in our communities regain hope by offering important career and I.T. training.
The goal of the H.O.P.E. Project is to develop not only top-notch I.T. professionals but also distinguished individuals. Our specialized training and industry recognized certification(s), gives our students a competitive advantage while competing in today’s tough and demanding job market. With the continued success of The H.O.P.E. Project, more and more young adults will be attracted to technical careers while becoming H.O.P.E. Project ambassadors in their communities.
Upon successful completion of our training program, our students will earn FIVE technical certifications including a certificate in customer service solutions. Our students will earn certifications through Microsoft, CompTIA and Help Desk Institute (“HDI”). Our students also will complete 16 hours of customer service solutions training and receive a customer service certificate through a certified facilitator.
The H.O.P.E. Project was started to combat the grim circumstances facing students in our communities. The students face increasingly high unemployment rates, a culture of violence, historically high adolescent pregnancy rates, high rates of HIV/AIDS infection, high dropout rates, and high rates of homelessness. These obstacles all conspire to position the youth as disconnected, vulnerable, and at-risk.
In the face of those grim statistics, many of our youth and young adults decide early in life to become a product of their environment and drop out of society. This often leads to criminal behavior, drug use and other socially destructive activities.
The H.O.P.E Project has embarked on a unique, technology-based approach to offer I.T. training to young adults in our communities facing these problems. The H.O.P.E. Project encourages young adults to embrace a rewarding career in the I.T. industry. The H.O.P.E. Project and its staff comprised of masterful, accomplished, talented, caring, well-trained and experienced professionals have designed a unique program, tailored to the specific needs of our youth and young adults.
The H.O.P.E. Project sees our youth and young adults as the next generation of leaders and mentors in our communities. The H.O.P.E. Project is helping to break the destructive cycle youth and young adults can fall victim to and encourages them to have pride in themselves and their accomplishments.
The H.O.P.E. Project aspires to diminish high dropout rates, teenage pregnancies, violence in the community and lack of confidence and self-esteem issues. With the continued growth of The H.O.P.E. Project, more and more young adults will gain confidence and will step into the leadership roles they are meant to fill.
Since The H.O.P.E. Project launched in September 2009, it has proven to be a bright light in the metropolitan area. Our light is shining even brighter today. Our methodology allows us to connect with youth and young adults under our tutelage and also assist in reshaping their lives. We are empowering young adults to take ownership and control of their own destiny. HOPE IS REAL!