Hope Inclusion Cafe & Play

    The new Hope Inclusion Cafe and Play is open for business! Hope vocational students run all the day to day activities of both Hope Cafe’s. They gain knowledge and experience in customer service, food preparation, baking, and preparing orders....

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60 Years of Hope

    In 1957, the very first Hope School for Blind Children was founded right here in Springfield, Illinois! Dr. & Mrs. Jordan had searched the world over for a place to educate their daughter, Judith Ann, who had multiple disabilities. They...

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Chicago Cares Comes to HILA

Chicago Cares Comes to HILA

    On Saturday, June 27 the 22nd Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon took place. The Hope Institute Learning Academy was one of 30 locations across Chicago that brought volunteers together to make the city a better place. Over 200 volunteers from...

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Circle of Friendship unveiled at Hope

Circle of Friendship unveiled at Hope

    Bonding with friends is an important part of life, which is why the Circle of Friendship is a great addition to the administration area at Hope. Eagle Scout, Jivan, presented the Circle of Friendship to Hope’s Boy Scouts Wednesday, July 1....

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Hope’s Fourth of July Celebration

Hope’s Fourth of July Celebration

    It was an exciting day for Hope on Thursday, July 2. Batman and SpongeBob were sighted on the premises. Firefighters, medics and police officers were walking the streets. The superhero youth were taking campus by storm. And all of this was...

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A look inside Hope Art Creations

A look inside Hope Art Creations

    Art allows a way to express ourselves and who we truly are.  That is why collaborative paint day at The Hope Institute is such a popular event. Paint days are an opportunity for Hope students to interact with volunteers and create beautiful...

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Hope Students Celebrate Earth Day

Hope Students Celebrate Earth Day

    Students at The Hope Institute for Children and Families enjoy a beautiful 26 acre wooded campus near the shore of Lake Springfield.  As a result, they early learn the importance of preserving our natural environment. So, it’s only natural...

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Hope’s Spring Musical Thrills Audience

Hope’s Spring Musical Thrills Audience

    It wasn’t just the magic of Disney that made the third annual spring musical a hit; it was the smiling faces of the children from The Hope Institute portraying those characters. On April 16 and 17, students were able to unleash their inner...

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Hope students rock Style of Hope

Hope students rock Style of Hope

    Hope student models rocked the runway in formal wear and brought the audience to their feet during the 10th annual Style of Hope fashion show on Thursday, March 19. Four young ladies wore beautiful gowns provided by Bella Boutique in...

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Springfield, IL 62712