PROJECT HOPE AT A GLANCE

Mission

 

 

Project Hope’s mission is to help young people living in poverty in NYC develop their strengths, skills, talents and competencies through effective experiential learning and work programs to prepare them for today’s economy. Our vision is that young people who grow up in the neighborhoods we serve should have the same opportunities as young people who grow up in well-resourced neighborhoods. For us, a good life means that as an adult, you can answer “yes” to these four

questions:

·       “Are you happy?”

·       “Do you feel career driven?

·       “Do you feel financially and physically secure?”

·       “Have you been able to make real choices about the course of your life?”

Specifically, we take a geographically focused approach to working with youth and their families: we identify public schools or small areas with high rates of young people living in poverty, poor academic

standards or high unemployment and develop programs to serve significant percentage of the youth who reside in those areas. We believe that this approach allows us to maximize the impact of our

services.

Who We Are

 

Project Hope- The New Direction, Inc. was founded by Ramon D. Cameron, a resident of Queens Village, in 1996 in response to the gunshot related death of a teen age I.S. 109 student, Quentin Carter, Jr.  His death was at the hands of a sixteen-year-old youth over a dispute about twenty-five cents. That senseless act, which received national publicity, was an indication that too many lives were being lost taken over nothing. Youth were killing each other over petty disputes. Since 1996, we have operated youth programs such as after-school youth leadership, recreation, reading and math tutoring that was center, school and mobile based. We have served and improved the lives of over 1000 participants. However, as of June 30th, 2013, we reorganized our program approach and only providing focused activities and offer career driven programs and not a “one size fit all approach.”

Maddi, 19
San Francisco

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105-03 220th Street

Queens Village, NY 11429

info@projecthopethenewdirection.org

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M

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OFFICE TELEPHONE

718-412-1837

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