Entries by Michaela Maupin

Praise God! College Students Receive Full-Rides

This month, Hope Academy students Jose Castillo, Tian Elder, and Kenneth Granados were each awarded full-tuition, full-need, four-year college scholarships through the Act Six program for emerging urban leaders.   Jose Castillo, Hope Academy Class of 2018, will attend the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (UNWSP) this fall. Jose is considering becoming a physician assistant (PA). […]

People Spotlight – Lemuel Haynes

The following is an article based on the book, “Lemuel Haynes Biography,” by Pastor Luke Walker of Redeeming Cross Community Church in Minneapolis, MN: It’s 1753 and our friend Olaudah Equiano is still a happy child in Africa. We’re in West Hartford, Connecticut, North American colonies. Jonathan Edwards is finishing his course, the free sons of Columbia […]

People Spotlight – Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields is the founder and President of Jude 3 Project, which is an apologetics organization dedicated to helping the African American Christian community to know what they believe and why. One aspect, of the project that has gained a lot of traction, is their podcast. She hosts the program that welcomes expert guests who […]

People Spotlight – Olaudah Equiano

The following is an article is based on the book, “Olaudah Equiano Biography,”  by Pastor Luke Walker of Redeeming Cross Community Church in Minneapolis, MN: History attaches great names to great movements. And yet there remain names whose renown, though great when these movements actually passed upon the stage of history, are blurred over the veil […]

People Spotlight – Dr. Eric Mason

The Importance of our People Spotlight Series Hope Academy believes that the Gospel informs the shepherding of the hearts that the Lord has entrusted to our care. We strive to give our students a Biblical understanding of God’s purpose for their life in all areas of our instruction. Our goal is to equip our students […]

The Great Hoax: Christianity is a White Man’s Religion

In the United States, February is the month that we celebrate Black History Month. It is extremely important to remember that Black History did not begin with slavery and the observance of the history is not exclusive to only Blacks, but for all of us. The collective contributions to our world by African Americans is […]

If I wasn’t at this Jesus school…

One of the greatest opportunities we have at Hope Academy is to teach children that God is love. Let me tell you how that is making a profound difference, on the most practical level.     “Mrs. Hayden, if I wasn’t at this Jesus school, I’d probably hit that kid!” said one of our Kindergarteners. Something […]

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 […]