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a health, education, and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical Center
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 Hope Street Awarded Early Head Start Expansion Grant

Hope Street Margolis Family Center has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its Early Head Start services to an additional 41 pregnant women and children ages 0-3. Established in 1996, Hope Street’s Early Head Start program provides a comprehensive array of family support services including early education, health, mental health, and nutrition that optimize children’s early learning, growth, and development. 

In partnership with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at Vermont Avenue and 36th Street, Hope Street will develop a new early care and education center to address the critical need for high-quality childcare in the community. This center is Hope Street's 4th location and will serve 32 children. The program will also provide specialized services for nine homeless pregnant women, infants and toddlers referred by California Hospital Medical Center and community agencies, including local shelters.

Earth Day at Wells Fargo Museum



Trent Sneed, Wells Fargo Museum Curator, joins Hope Street children in front of an original Wells Fargo stagecoach.

Trent Sneed, Wells Fargo Museum Curator, joins Hope Street children in front of an original Wells Fargo stagecoach. 


Twenty children from Hope Street’s Early Head Start program visited the Wells Fargo Museum in downtown Los Angeles on April 15th. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the museum opened its doors to our children, parents, and staff to learn about Wells Fargo's history in Los Angeles, sit in an interactive replica stagecoach, and plant their own herbs to take home.


We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

April was National Volunteer Month, but we are grateful EVERY month for our incredible volunteers who support our children and parents!

Volunteers support Hope Street by tutoring our after-school youth, teaching arts, music and fitness classes, reading to children, beautifying our centers, and serving on our parent advisory and fund development committees.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at Hope Street, please reach out to Sarah Winfrey at (213) 742-5869 or


Volunteer Spotlight: Barry Berk


Barry Berk is one of Hope Street’s most dedicated volunteers. After working for years in news and television production and co-founding event production company, BBDR Pacific, Barry wanted to take a step back at work and spend time volunteering at organizations that help make a difference in the lives of others.


Barry chose Hope Street after producing the annual Champions for Children Luncheon, our premiere fundraising event. Barry volunteers twice a week, dividing his time between Hope Street Margolis Family Center and Mercy Early Care and Education Center. In the Early Head Start classrooms, Barry enjoys assisting teachers with their lessons, reading to children, and helping the children learn about the world around them. One of Barry’s favorite moments is when he first walks into the classroom and sees the children’s faces light up.


“I’m so proud to be a part of Hope Street and it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made,” says Barry. “Volunteering at Hope Street does as much for me as it does for the kids.”

Herman Miller's Day of Service at Hope Street

Herman Miller Los Angeles Business Development Manager, Adam Simmons, creating artwork with children.

Herman Miller Collection Sales Lead, Diana Weichbrodt, explores the moth house with Hope Street children.


It was an exciting day on April 9th when Hope Street received a visit from our friends at furniture manufacturer and distributor, Herman Miller. Eighteen team members from across their Southern California region volunteered with our Early Head Start children, ages 0-3, at two of our childcare centers. Herman Miller team members spent time reading and playing with children and helping with arts and crafts.


Special thanks to Ramona Quinn, Herman Miller Business Development Manager, and Hope Street Fund Development Committee member, who organized the day as a team building event and way to engage with the community.

Operation School Bell Delivers New School Clothes

Operation School Bell donated backpacks filled with clothing, shoes, and school supplies to our Hope Street families.


Operation School Bell (OSB) generously supports Hope Street’s families by providing new school clothes, shoes, school supplies, and backpacks. OSB volunteers take measurements to ensure that each child receives perfectly fitted clothing and shoes. On a recent visit, OSB delivered clothing and backpacks for 70 children. Volunteers are dedicated to carrying out OSB’s mission to work with at-risk children and families to enhance youth self-esteem and increase their chance to succeed.

Hope Street Runners Raise $5,000 for CHMC

Hope Street children, families, staff, and volunteers raised more than $5,000 for the new CHMC patient care tower.


California Hospital Medical Center’s 7th Annual Heart of the City 5K Race was a success! Approximately 3,000 people turned out for the event on March 30th and raised more than $225,000. The “Hope Street Runners” had 105 participants and raised more than $5,000! One hundred percent of the proceeds will support the construction of a new state-of-the-art patient care tower. The new tower will benefit the community by providing private patient rooms and expanded emergency, trauma, and maternity departments.

Special thanks to Cathy and Steve Needleman and Deborah Loker Hicks and Robin Hicks for their generous support of the Hope Street Runner's team through sponsoring youth participants.

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