Since we opened the doors in 1992, Hope Street Family Center in Los Angeles has helped countless inner city children like Alberto "Beto" find a brighter future.  Visit HelloHumankindness.com/HopeStreet
 

Hope Street Success Stories

Below are touching stories of lives impacted by the services and staff of Hope Street Family Center. These stories demonstrate the potenial and strength of the youth and families living in the downtown community of Los Angeles.

Featuring the stories of three extraordinary people, Hope Street's original success story video highlights the stories of  Roberto, Elizabeth, and Dr. Janet. 
 
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Hope Street Family Center featured this video at its 2nd Annual Circle of Hope Luncheon, highlighting the success stories of Wendy, Gloria, and William.  To note, Gloria is one of 12 family childcare providers who helps Hope Street meet the childcare needs in our community.  
 

Additional Stories...

Jonathan, a young man who found beauty in the midst of chaos...

From the turmoil of a broken youth, Jonathan found his potential in the arts. With the absence of his father and the death of his mother in a drive-by shooting, Jonathan’s personal life was wrought with violence and despair. The instability of his home life was reflected in his schoolwork, despite his natural scholastic ability. It was soon apparent that a change was needed. Jonathan began to attend Hope Street’s Central High School and discovered not only a positive learning environment but his own gifts as a writer. With the educational support provided through Hope Street’s small learning community, Jonathan is now a high school graduate and well prepared for college. A prolific writer and a recent recipient of the Huntington Library’s Langston Hughes Poetry Award, Jonathan has discovered his talent and is ready to create his future in an uncertain world.

Jasmine, a girl discovering her own strength and confidence...

Growing up separated from her birth parents, Jasmine came to Hope Street as a quiet and reserved eight-year-old. She and her two brothers and sister were academically well below grade level and received tutoring from Hope Street’s after-school academic enrichment program. Determined to not let her circumstances decide her future, Jasmine continued to work hard in school and through Hope Street’s youth mentoring initiative steadily gained confidence in herself and her ability to succeed. Nine years later, Jasmine is a solid student and has developed into an outstanding track and field athlete. Today Jasmine is looking forward to her first year in college, with potential for sports scholarships and, ultimately, a career in social work. 

Lesly, who rose above hardship to build a better tomorrow...

Looking for help through a difficult time with her newborn son, Lesly found hope for her entire family. Lesly and her family were referred to Hope Street nearly seven years ago following the birth of her first child, a baby boy with special needs born at California Hospital. The comprehensive in-home early intervention, parenting, and mental health support provided by Hope Street helped Lesly and her husband to care for their son and ensure his healthy development. The Center’s family literacy and support services also helped Lesly increase her English skills and secure training as a health promoter. With her son, an active and thriving second grader, Lesly is now helping other young mothers.