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Food, Fun, and Jobs at UrbanFest

 

Clarksville, TN – Most festivals feature music, food, and possibly things for children to do. However, in a time when the unemployment rate is at 10% in Clarksville, TN. UrbanFest is positioned to entertain and help the unemployed.

On Saturday, October 8th, from noon to 11:00pm, McGregor Park will be filled with the sounds of salsa bands, uplifting lyrics of gospel, the laughter of children; the beats from the Tina Brown Blues Band and jobs. «Read the rest of this article»

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H.O.P.E. partners with Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council to provide new computer lab

 

Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.)Clarksville, TN – The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) opened a new computer lab at their office at 410 Church Street in Clarksville, TN today. The computer lab is a partnership between H.O.P.E. and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council. The lab consists of a total of eight laptop computers which purchased with the aid of a grant given by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to the Adult Literacy Council.

Velma Jo Williams, the Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Adult Literacy Council said “For Several years we have been instrumental in certifying H.O.P.E.’s volunteers for tutoring. So when we received a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. So we made the decision to use the funding to purchase laptop computers to provide for a computer lab at the H.O.P.E. offices.”

The computers in the lab were already being put to good use on the first day

The computers in the lab were already being put to good use on the first day

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Single mother awarded apartment through the L.E.A.P. housing program

 

Clarksville, TN – On November 19th,2011 Sherry Walcott signed her lease in the offices of Millan Enterprises to be the first single parent assisted under the L.E.A.P.Housing Program.

Through a partnership with Millan Enterprises, L.E.A.P.provides housing to low income single parents who find themselves in dire need of housing. Sherry will receive the first two months of housing free of charge. The 3rd and 4th month will be $225.00. With additional assistance such as job training, resume writing, and interview technique coaching, the goal is to assist Ms Walcott in becoming self sufficient by the 5th month to take care of her family with limited to no assistance so that L.E.A.P.can reach out and help the next family.

Richard "Reason" Garrett shaking hands with Sherry Walcott moments after entering her new home.

Richard "Reason" Garrett shaking hands with Sherry Walcott moments after entering her new home.

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The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education helped feed the needy this Thanksgiving

 

Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.)Clarksville, TN – Around 30 volunteers gathered in the basement of Forest Street United Methodist Church  yesterday to parcel out what will become a Thanksgiving bonanza for the poor and needy in our community. The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) each year prepares and distributes Thanksgiving food baskets to people who applied at the Community Action Agency and other area organizations. “Applicants received food baskets custom tailored to their specific families needs.” said H.O.P.E. President Elizabeth Vasquez-Adamski.

Volunteers fill boxes with food for needy families Friday

Volunteers fill boxes with food for needy families Friday

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H.O.P.E. needs your help to feed those in need for Thanksgiving

 

Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.)Once again the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) is collecting donations for its annual Thanksgiving drive, which feeds needy families in Clarksville.

Donations should be made out to H.O.P.E. and sent to its office at 410 Church St., Clarksville, TN 37040 or dropped off at Faith Outreach Church at 731 Windermere Dr. «Read the rest of this article»

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Coffee Party of Clarksville held pre-election candidates forum

 

The Coffee Party of Clarksville, Tennessee working together with the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP, the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (HOPE), and the Korean American Association of Clarksville hosted a non-partisan Meet the Candidates Forum on Saturday October 9th 2010. Candidates running for Governor of TN, U.S. Congress, TN State House, Mayor for the City of Clarksville, & Clarksville City Council were invited to take part. Candidates from the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Green Party as well as Independent candidates for all of the elected positions were represented.

In all 30 candidates from as far away as Knoxville and Memphis addressed the crowd of over one hundred who were in attendance at G’s Pancake House restaurant on Riverside Drive. An extra table had to be set up to hold all of their campaign materials.

Mayoral Candidate Jeff Burkhart faces off with opponent Gabe Segovia

Mayoral Candidate Jeff Burkhart faces off with opponent Gabe Segovia

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Civic Groups Partner for Mass Community Meet the Candidates Forum

 

Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at the G’s Pancake House Restaurant, located at 803 South Riverside Drive, Clarksville, TN. starting at 12 noon.

The Coffee Party of Clarksville, Tennessee in partnership with the Clarksville Branch of the NAACP, the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (HOPE), and the Korean American Association of Clarksville will host a “Meet the Candidates Forum.” «Read the rest of this article»

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H.O.P.E. opens new offices in Clarksville, TN

 

The Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) held a grand opening for their new offices which are located at 410 Church Street  in Clarksville, TN. The new offices features a waiting area, Conference/Classroom,  a small computer lab, a Kitchen, and a office for H.O.P.E. staff. While the new location is a bit smaller than the former Strawberry Alley location,  there is ample free parking just across the street, and other facilities are available when larger events need to be held. The new facility also boasts a warmer, more inviting feeling when you visit.

Pastor Tommy Vallejos addressing the crowd at the opening of H.O.P.E.'s new officesPastor Tommy Vallejos addressing the crowd at the opening of H.O.P.E.'s new offices

Pastor Tommy Vallejos addressing the crowd at the opening of H.O.P.E.'s new offices

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The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education opening their new offices on Friday

 

The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education will be holding a grand opening celebration for their new offices (410 Church Street) from 10:00am till 2:00pm on Friday September 10th 2010. The opening will also serve as their kickoff for the Hispanic Heritage Month. The office is located next door to Forest Street United Methodist Church, there ample is parking available in their parking lot located across the street from the new office.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. «Read the rest of this article»

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H.O.P.E works to empowers local women

 

HOPE Annual Women's ConferenceOn Saturday, the Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education (H.O.P.E.) held their annual Women’s Day Conference. The event seeks to empower women by helping them with the issues they must deal with in their lives. Topics covered at the conference included Education, Health, Parenting, Beauty, and Cooking. The various presenters discussed these topics in sessions held throughout the day.

Betty Burchett, the Montgomery County Assessor of Property represented the County Government as Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers was unable to attend due to prior commitments. When asked before the conference opened for her view on H.O.P.E.’s Woman’s Day Conference She said “I am tickled to death, it’s a great opportunity for women, and any time you can empower women it’s a good thing.”

Betty Burchett, the Montgomery County Assessor of Property addresses the crowd at the 2010 H.O.P.E. Women's Day Conference.

Betty Burchett, the Montgomery County Assessor of Property addresses the crowd at the 2010 H.O.P.E. Women's Day Conference.

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