Executive Director Report

Dear Friends of Chicago HOPES for Kids,

Our HOPES Fall 2018 program is underway.  Our AmeriCorps members and Site Coordinators are receiving training and reviewing the curriculum.  We are grateful for the many enrichment partners that provided programming for us over the summer and are looking forward to working with them again during the fall.

During the past month, AmeriCorps members and staff have attended several fairs to recruit volunteers for our fall program.  If you have not signed up to volunteer for this fall, please do so and invite your friends and family members to sign up as well.  For questions, please contact volunteer@chicagohopesforkids.org.

We want to welcome our new AmeriCorps State and VISTA members: Alexandra Kirchner, Trisha Miller, Namratha Meesala, Rickie Skaggs, Melissa Whitehouse, Alexandra Galván, Nora Laidman, Ambria Holman, and Hana Crnovrsanin. Many thanks to each of them for giving us their time and talents to improve and expand our programming during the coming year.

I hope that all of you have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to an even better fall!  We appreciate your support of HOPES and the wonderful children we serve.


Patricia Rivera