HOPE BLOG

Hats off to Hope Academy’s Class of 2018

There is an undeniable grace over the Class of 2018. God has restored lives that appeared lost to gangs and drugs. He has softened hearts that seemed hardened beyond repair. For children the world calls fatherless, poor, and disadvantaged, He has cast a greater vision for a hopeful future. “There is so much that we […]

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). […]

Lemuel Haynes

People Spotlight – Lemuel Haynes

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 are waxing warm against the Crown, and slavery and racism cast their shadow over much of American life. This was Lemuel Haynes’ […]

Lisa Fields

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 […]

Olaudah Equiano

People Spotlight – Olaudah Equiano

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 of long years. If the historical movement we are speaking about is the abolition of slavery, the blurred name I hope to bring into […]

People Spotlight Dr. Eric Mason

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 […]

Do Black Lives Matter in Education?

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

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 […]