Lakeshore Students Practice Kindness

Lakeshore Students Practice Kindness

    What do a chocolate Kiss, Goldfish and a tasty dish all have in common? They were all gifts from a thoughtful group of middle school students to Hope students and staff members during International Random Acts of Kindness Week on February...

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New Backpacks for HILA Students

New Backpacks for HILA Students

    Students at The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) in Chicago have received a generous donation to prepare them for success in the classroom. FirstMerit Bank—in partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program and Kids in Need...

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Students prepare for Valentine’s Day

Students prepare for Valentine’s Day

    It was a place for giant hearts and plenty of smiles. That was the scene in the Springfield gym on January 29 as students created special Valentine’s Day decorations that will be displayed during the holiday dance on February 12. Students...

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HILA Spelling Bee brings the buzz

    Classrooms were buzzing last month at The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) on Chicago’s near west side as students competed in an annual tradition: the spelling bee. The competition was held Tuesday, Jan. 12 and students were grouped...

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Hope Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Hope Students Spread Holiday Cheer

    Hope student carolers put their talent on center stage at a nursing home during the holiday season. Backed by music therapist Karen Herzel on the guitar, the students sang a medley of songs—including Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Holly...

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Santa Visits Hope Students

Santa Visits Hope Students

    This holiday season, Hope students met Santa, his reindeer and got the chance to sing about it. In preparation for the arrival of St. Nick, the gym was transformed into a winter wonderland Tuesday, Dec. 9 as Santa and Mrs. Claus met with...

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Hope Girl Scouts Learn Social Skills

Hope Girl Scouts Learn Social Skills

    A group of student Girl Scouts has found a fun way to express the spirit of Christmas.The 10 members are taking part in a Secret Santa anonymous gift exchange in hopes they will learn a deeper understanding of unity, humility and kindness,...

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