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Hope CommUnity Center

  • Hope CommUnity Center
  • 1016 N. Park Avenue
  • Apopka, FL 32712
  • (407) 880-4673
  • 2007
  • Dulce Barrera
  • College and Career Access
  • 239

Program Description

Hope CommUnity Center is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida's immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.

The spirit and values which guides Hope CommUnity Center are gospel mandates. Love, hospitality, solidarity, and service are at the core of Catholic social justice teachings and as people of faith require us to offer a concrete response to the people who are suffering and to uncover the root causes of their life-threatening distress. HCC is committed to the deeper and difficult discussion about the root causes of this migration and the need to address the push/pull factors which influence the desperate decision of poor suffering people, especially children, to make this risk-filled journey. Hope�??�?�¢??s spirit and values are reflected in all of our services with a vision of community transformation.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 90%
  • Other: 4%
  • African American: 4%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 120
  • Middle School: 25
  • Elementary School: 50
  • Post-secondary: 50
  • Non-traditional: 10

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (50)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Rollins College
  • Seminole State College of Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • Valencia College