Stories of Hope

From Student to Staff

Meet our Co-Director, Alejandro, and hear why he loves the Institute! Ignite the future for a student like Alejandro now. Make a gift today at! English Translation: I have encountered so many different perspectives. As a student, I learned...

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Why I love the institute

Hear from our Institute Co-Director, Sabrina, about why she loves the Institute. And support this summer's program now at! English translation: I was part of the Institute three years ago. Now I am the Director of the Institute. It's an...

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Hello! It’s great to meet you.

We are so excited to be the new co-Directors for the Hands Offering Hope Institute this summer—it is great to meet you! (That's us in the picture!) Thank you for being a part of our countdown to the Institute! (Only 9 more weeks to go!) As former students in the...

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Adaly is grateful for you.

One of our Institute alums, Adaly, said something that I can't stop thinking about. "We are all used to studying just to work here," she said. "Nothing changes. We're in a square." "But the Institute shows us that there are things outside of that square. That's the...

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Julissa inspires me.

Julissa talks a million miles a minute and has a permanent smile on her face. But her life has not always been easy. When she talks about her community, she says, "Our neighborhood is super closed-minded. No one is growing. No one believes in us. People don't think...

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