Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week!

    This is a project we created in February for Dr. King’s birthday and black history month, but it’s just as historically important in March when Dr. King led the peaceful voting rights protests back in 1965. On March 21st, 1965 some 2,000...

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Hopeful Futures Gala 2018

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jodi Ogilvy Director of Communications – Hope P – 217.585.5178 M – 217.619.2436 F – 217.786.3356 Jogilvy@thehopeinstitute.us www.advancinghope.us Hopeful Futures Gala SPRINGFIELD– Hope, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Springfield, IL...

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Paleolithic Art Week!

Paleolithic Art Week!

     In Art Therapy this week we took it back, waaaaaay back to the Stone Age. Our students learned about the famous cave paintings in Lascaux, and created some of their very own. The cave paintings of Lascaux, France were discovered by 4 teenage boys and...

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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

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 Chicago Cares lined the...

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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. Jivan planted flowers along...

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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 caused by one culprit,...

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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 art for Hope. On Wednesday,...

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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 that the celebration of...

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