We go into their home and we teach them how to cook, budget and shop. We teach them how to launder their clothes. We teach them how to take the bus, and how to get back and forth to different things in the community.
I think personally it would give me a great feeling to know that Beth had a place she could call her home long after we were gone -- and I know that is true of other parents that we know.
The neatest thing about living in my own place is cause I love it here... I can do things on my own.
My dream was always living in a house and I got that dream, and I made that dream come true.
I really like it. This is the best place I ever lived, and my Dad was so happy when we found out about this program and found this place.
On January 4th, HOPE was excited to welcome Charles DeCuir as its newest member of the team! Charles is coming onboard as Manager of Operations and Finance. He will be charged with overseeing investments, accounting activities and audits. He will act as a liaison to HOPE committees, board and financial partners. Charles will also spearhead the development of internal policies and procedures, event cash management and reconciliation. Finally, he will contribute to the property purchase process by assisting with applications, escrow and negotiations.
Charles has a broad knowledge base of the nonprofit sector, city government, HUD and grants. He studied at USC's Marshall School of Business and California State University, Los Angeles where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He previously worked with Fohrman & Fohrman Inc where he held the title of Financial Consultant/Account Manager, and before this he worked in the mayor's office for the City of Los Angeles as the Financial Management Director.
Watch our "thank you" video documenting a recent Lawn to Garden project that took place on October 24th off of Clark Avenue in Long Beach.
We warmly offer a huge thank you to our community partners who helped make this Saturday's Lawn to Garden project another outstanding success! We could not have done it without the support of Boeing, Lomita Plant Growers, H&H Nursery, Sunflower Farms and Garibaldo's Nursery. A special thank you to Rebuilding Together Long Beach and the Long Beach Water Department for their continued championing of this effort to provide sustainable, drought tolerant landscapes to HOPE residents.
HOPE continues its efforts to implement sustainable housing practices, as it moves toward its next Lawn to Garden project on Saturday, November 21st. Once again this initiative is in partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Beach and the Long Beach Water Department. Its objective is to do our part to save water during this period of extreme drought, as well as create opportunities to lower the housing costs for those we serve.
This time around the project will focus on a HOPE home in Long Beach off of Euclid Avenue. These events continues to be a community effort as volunteers from Boeing will arrive at 8:30 AM to provide the sweat-equity needed to convert this water-wasting lawn into a drought tolerant landscape. The following socially-conscious businesses in the area have pledged to donate the plants necessary for the event's success: H&H Nursery in Lakewood, Lomita Plant Growers in Wilmington, Garibaldo's Nursery in Bellflower and Sunflower Farms in Gardena!
We are so grateful and proud of this collaborative endeavor. It is truly a public / private partnership to benefit the entire community! For more information about how you can support HOPE's Lawn to Garden initiative, please contact Ian Nevarez at (310) 543-0139 or email@example.com.
HOPE is excited to be the beneficiary of an upcoming concert in Long Beach on Saturday, December 5th. The event will feature Native American flute musicians Craig Correia, Gary Arnold, Joe Moreno and John Smith. Held at the Gina M. Woodruff Gallery, centrally located between El Dorado Estates, the Long Beach Airport and CSULB, this concert will raise funds to provide housing for HOPE residents. The gallery currently features an impressive array of Modern and Pop collections. Tickets are on sale now for $25 on the event page. We hope to see you there!