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The Hope Center for Kids strives to faithfully inspire hope in the lives of youth and children through education, employability, collaboration and faith.

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HE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS started with a vision in the heart of Pastor Ty Schenzel. He saw the need for hope in the lives of youth and children in North Omaha who could not see beyond their circumstances. The vision became a reality when The Hope Center for Kids opened its doors over 20 years ago. Today, The Hope is home to multiple learning spaces including The Hope Employment & Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, The Hope Skate roller rink, libraries, basketball courts and a full-sized football field. The Hope provides strengths-based educational support and a safe place to play and grow, both educationally and spiritually, for youth ages 5-19. Youth in grades 9-12 can join The Hope Employment & Learning Academy. Here, young people spend their time learning the skills needed to get and keep a job, eventually transitioning into an internship at The Hope or at a partner business in the community. In 2014, The Hope launched a second location in Fremont, Nebraska. This site serves 100 youth in grades 5-12 daily and hosts the Youth Leadership & Opportunity Passport programs in partnership with Nebraska Children & Families and the Fremont Family Coalition. Together, The Hope-Omaha and The Hope-Fremont serve nearly 3,000 youth, children and families through programs and community events.

THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS 2200 N 20th St. • Omaha, NE 68110 Phone (402) 341-4673 • www.hopecenterforkids.com Executive Director: Brenda Block Board President: Lisa Strutzel Guild President: Sarah Anderson To volunteer contact: Erica Julsen, Volunteer Coordinator (402) 341-4673 Ext. 1002 • ejulsen@hopecenterforkids.com

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Seeds of Hope Join a giving community of people committed to providing lifetransforming programs to the next generation at The Hope with a monthly or quarterly gift.

Hope Community Partners Businesses and churches partner with The Hope through an annual sponsorship. Members receive year-round recognition, a foursome at the Golf Classic and a table of 10 at The Hope Gala. 12th Annual Hope Gala September 27, 2019 at CHI Health Center. Individual tickets and a variety of sponsorships available to support The Hope. 17th Annual Golf Classic June 10, 2019 at Champions Run Golf Course. All proceeds help fund programming at The Hope Center for Kids.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are many ways you can make an impact by serving The Hope children and youth firsthand. Volunteers and mentors are placed in roles that maximize their individual strengths.

• Tutoring • One-on-one Mentoring • Guest Speaking • Group Projects & More

WISH LIST: • Go to hopecenterforkids.com/give-time to view The Hope’s most current wish list.

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