Entries by Jon Crappel

Update from Hope Academy in Week 8!

Dear Hope, We’re thanking God to be in week 8 of this school year, and wanted to share an update. Though it has been by far the most challenging and complex school year, we praise God that we’re able to continue caring for the majority of students in-person (about 70%), as well as providing online […]

3 ways you can help this school year

As the 2020 school year begins, we’re so grateful not to do this alone! It’s been a heavy summer — COVID-19, devastating riots, a spike in violence — so you can imagine our joy to have children back in the building. While we can’t have visitors to the school like normal this year, we are […]

Students are back! Photos & updates from the first day of school

It’s a first day of school like no other! Teachers, balloons, music, and even our mascot gave a warm and energetic “Welcome back!” to students who returned today for the first time since March. This fall, Hope Academy is grateful to provide both online and in-person schooling options to serve the unique needs of our […]

Introducing a new way to “see” Hope! Invite your friends!

Education in Minneapolis consistently ranks at the bottom nationally for our children of color. We want more people to hear how Hope Academy is changing that story for hundreds of youth in our city. Will you help?

Next week, we’re rolling out our first Pursuing Remarkable Experience: The Hope Academy Story. It’s a one-hour Zoom experience where we unpack the urban education crisis, explain how Hope Academy is offering a proven solution, and share how it is impacting our city, one life at a time.

Who do you know who hasn’t visited Hope? How about you–have you seen Hope Academy for yourself?

Invite your friends! Click for details, and to register.

Each event is limited to 20 people. Private events available on request.

Please make check out to “Hope Academy”, and mail to:

Hope Academy
Office of Development
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

•  Spread out your giving and reduce your mail.

•  Your regular contributions can be automatically debited from your bank account or credit card. If you change your mind, just give us a call to change or cancel your recurring gift.

•  On our online gift form, under “Type of Donation” select  “Recurring Donation.”

•  Click here to make a recurring gift.

Giving appreciated stock can save you money on taxes, and allow you to give more (click to see how)!

If you’d like to give a gift through a stock transfer, here is the info you’ll need:

•  Charles Schwab, “Hope Academy”, Account #7619-2343(DTC # is –0164)

•  After you’ve transferred the stock, contact Sara Neterer at saraneterer@hopeschool.org or 612-540-2093, and we will sell the stock immediately.

•  If Sara is unavailable, you may also contact Denise Heskin at 612-540-2067.

•  Memorial giving to the youth of the city is a meaningful way to help remember the legacy of a beloved person.

•  We also deeply appreciate those who encourage gifts to Hope Academy in honor of a person or an event, such as a wedding.

•  Contact Jim Stigman or Jamie Olson in the Office of Development to let them know the details.

•  Gifts in honor or in memory can be designated using our on-line giving form as well.

 

Please contact your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and a fully accredited K-12 school, and are eligible for nearly all matching gift programs.

 

In-Kind Gifts & Donations

We typically welcome donations of books, office furniture, or school supplies. If you have an idea of something to donate, please contact Denise Heskin.

Highly Appreciated Assets

Gifting appreciated assets, such as real estate, personal property, businesses, or publicly traded securities, can financially benefit you and Hope. Contact Jim Stigman, or our friends at the National Christian Foundation, to how you can avoid taxes and give more.

Planned Giving

Save taxes and give smarter through various planned giving options. Click to learn more.

Endowed Giving

Fund Hope in God for generations to come by giving to our Free & Faithful Legacy Fund. Click to learn more.

Amazon Smile

Hope gets .5% of all eligible purchases made through the Amazon Smile program. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to smile.amazon.com for all your future Amazon purchases.

 

Hope for the Future: Introducing the Class of 2020

God has used your love, prayers, and incredible investments in our seniors to get them to a momentous occasion: high school graduation!

As we celebrate each graduate, we are humbled to consider how much has been invested in his or her growth at Hope Academy. Each student has had priceless truths planted in their hearts, been touched by the love of God in Christian community, and had their minds stretched, grown, and sharpened.

Join us in praising God for:

  • 100% graduation rate, in a city with some of the worst non-white graduation rates in the country.
  • Graduates who are serving and investing in our community.
  • Seniors who’ve been awarded full-ride college scholarships, are pursuing trade school, further education and gainful employment.
  • Young men and women who are growing in faith and virtue.

I thought you’d be particularly encouraged to hear from one of our seniors, Makayla. Here’s a piece she wrote and performed about God’s faithfulness:

To each person who has prayed for, encouraged, and invested in our seniors: thank you. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Please make check out to “Hope Academy”, and mail to:

Hope Academy
Office of Development
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

•  Spread out your giving and reduce your mail.

•  Your regular contributions can be automatically debited from your bank account or credit card. If you change your mind, just give us a call to change or cancel your recurring gift.

•  On our online gift form, under “Type of Donation” select  “Recurring Donation.”

•  Click here to make a recurring gift.

Giving appreciated stock can save you money on taxes, and allow you to give more (click to see how)!

If you’d like to give a gift through a stock transfer, here is the info you’ll need:

•  Charles Schwab, “Hope Academy”, Account #7619-2343(DTC # is –0164)

•  After you’ve transferred the stock, contact Sara Neterer at saraneterer@hopeschool.org or 612-540-2093, and we will sell the stock immediately.

•  If Sara is unavailable, you may also contact Denise Heskin at 612-540-2067.

•  Memorial giving to the youth of the city is a meaningful way to help remember the legacy of a beloved person.

•  We also deeply appreciate those who encourage gifts to Hope Academy in honor of a person or an event, such as a wedding.

•  Contact Jim Stigman or Jamie Olson in the Office of Development to let them know the details.

•  Gifts in honor or in memory can be designated using our on-line giving form as well.

 

Please contact your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and a fully accredited K-12 school, and are eligible for nearly all matching gift programs.

 

In-Kind Gifts & Donations

We typically welcome donations of books, office furniture, or school supplies. If you have an idea of something to donate, please contact Denise Heskin.

Highly Appreciated Assets

Gifting appreciated assets, such as real estate, personal property, businesses, or publicly traded securities, can financially benefit you and Hope. Contact Jim Stigman, or our friends at the National Christian Foundation, to how you can avoid taxes and give more.

Planned Giving

Save taxes and give smarter through various planned giving options. Click to learn more.

Endowed Giving

Fund Hope in God for generations to come by giving to our Free & Faithful Legacy Fund. Click to learn more.

Amazon Smile

Hope gets .5% of all eligible purchases made through the Amazon Smile program. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to smile.amazon.com for all your future Amazon purchases.

 

Education is the Great Equalizer of Systemic Injustice

Where is the front line of the civil rights movement in 2020

Housing disparities, income gaps, policing and incarceration rates, healthcare inequities–the systemic injustices of our day are deep and complex. But what is at the heart of these issues

Education. Education is the fulcrum that can change these disparities. But not just any education. If you want to impact a community for the long run, do it through an Imago Dei education: the formation of both heart and mind (more on that here).

Believing all children are made in the image of God and capable of great things, Hope Academy seeks to unleash kingdom citizens who work for justice, economic opportunity, racial harmony, hope for the family, and joy in the community. And that gives me hope.

Education in Minneapolis is still worst in the nation for our children of color. We believe that a remarkable, God-centered education has the power to right that wrong. There has never been a more critical time for Hope.

Here are just a few ways to give, as together we work for justice, economic opportunity, racial harmony, hope for the family, and joy in the community.

Please make check out to “Hope Academy”, and mail to:

Hope Academy
Office of Development
2300 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

•  Spread out your giving and reduce your mail.

•  Your regular contributions can be automatically debited from your bank account or credit card. If you change your mind, just give us a call to change or cancel your recurring gift.

•  On our online gift form, under “Type of Donation” select  “Recurring Donation.”

•  Click here to make a recurring gift.

Giving appreciated stock can save you money on taxes, and allow you to give more (click to see how)!

If you’d like to give a gift through a stock transfer, here is the info you’ll need:

•  Charles Schwab, “Hope Academy”, Account #7619-2343(DTC # is –0164)

•  After you’ve transferred the stock, contact Sara Neterer at saraneterer@hopeschool.org or 612-540-2093, and we will sell the stock immediately.

•  If Sara is unavailable, you may also contact Denise Heskin at 612-540-2067.

•  Memorial giving to the youth of the city is a meaningful way to help remember the legacy of a beloved person.

•  We also deeply appreciate those who encourage gifts to Hope Academy in honor of a person or an event, such as a wedding.

•  Contact Jim Stigman or Jamie Olson in the Office of Development to let them know the details.

•  Gifts in honor or in memory can be designated using our on-line giving form as well.

 

Please contact your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and a fully accredited K-12 school, and are eligible for nearly all matching gift programs.

 

In-Kind Gifts & Donations

We typically welcome donations of books, office furniture, or school supplies. If you have an idea of something to donate, please contact Denise Heskin.

Highly Appreciated Assets

Gifting appreciated assets, such as real estate, personal property, businesses, or publicly traded securities, can financially benefit you and Hope. Contact Jim Stigman, or our friends at the National Christian Foundation, to how you can avoid taxes and give more.

Planned Giving

Save taxes and give smarter through various planned giving options. Click to learn more.

Endowed Giving

Fund Hope in God for generations to come by giving to our Free & Faithful Legacy Fund. Click to learn more.

Amazon Smile

Hope gets .5% of all eligible purchases made through the Amazon Smile program. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ and search for “Hope Academy”. Return to smile.amazon.com for all your future Amazon purchases.

 

90-Second Stories | This Neighbor Became a Supporter

Raised in Guatemala and Miami and having lived in the neighborhood around Hope Academy, watch as one of our Partners provides a unique perspective on how we can help Minneapolis change for the better:

I’m so encouraged by the army of people I see investing in the youth of our city, and pray hundreds more like you will be inspired to join this work.

7 simple ways you can help this Christmas!

Dear Hope, December is a joyful month at Hope Academy. And now that joy is doubled! To help meet the very real needs of children and families in our community, anonymous donors have stepped up to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of any new or additional giving to Hope Academy this school year, up to $225,000. […]