Entries by Jamie Olson

BUSING REMINDERS

Buses are run by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Call MPS at 612-668-2300 with late bus questions. Hope will send out a text if your child’s bus is running 30 minutes or more late.

Do Black Lives Matter in Education?

YES – Black Lives Matter in Education. What does that mean to us at Hope Academy? Imagine only seeing your reflection in a dirty, broken, warped mirror your entire life. You would not have a true picture of your appearance. You may even believe that you have freckles on your face, when in fact, you […]

When Education is a Privilege not a Right

Minnesota has a discouraging amount of food deserts, homelessness, and unemployment, but is also sadly close to leading the entire country in all areas of racial disparities. (more sources below) When housing, food, clothing, and mere survival are the daily struggle for a family, deciding on the best education for children -especially for families who […]

Marked by Hope

Hi, my name is Mandi, and my daughters are in second grade at Hope Academy. I can’t tell you how much relief, stability, and joy this school has brought to our lives. As a single mom, I work and pray really hard to make our tuition payment each month. And then there’s you–Hope’s supporters. Your […]

The Foolishness of God

When God finally moved my heart to start a school for my neighbors, I had no idea what he had in store. I thought maybe we’d try it for a year or two. Or if God really blessed us, we’d grow from 35 students to 180 urban youth. I got used to hearing, “Russ, you’re an […]