Location: Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
District of Columbia
Generation Hope is the only community-based nonprofit organization in the DMV region focused on college completion and early childhood success for two populations that are dismissed regarding their potential and dreams for the future, and we are a rarity across the United States. Founded in 2010, Generation Hope selects teen mothers and teen fathers who have displayed academic achievement and a desire to go to college to become Scholars in the Generation Hope Scholar Program. Teen parents are often dismissed by school officials and others when it comes to their potential to pursue higher education. Generation Hope presents college-readiness workshops in the community throughout the year to identify and recruit promising students to our program. Once accepted, Generation Hope provides each Scholar with three supports that we believe increase the likelihood that they will obtain their college degree; up to $2,400 per year in tuition assistance, one-on-one mentoring, and case management. Additionally, Scholars receive an increased network of support from the extended family that the program provides to them and to their young children. This support stays with Scholars until they earn their two or four-year degree.
We will be holding separate trainings for new Scholars and new Sponsors, and then Scholars and Sponsors will meet for the first time on Saturday, July 7th and we need volunteers to help with the kiddos so our new Scholars can focus on getting the tools they need to succeed in college! Please consider volunteering part of your day (3 hrs) or more! We also need volunteers to help with childcare on Saturday, July 21st and Saturday, July 28th for our Summer Bridge event that will be held in Montgomery College - Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Childcare volunteers are required to complete a background check: http://www.coeusglobal.com/council_md_genhope